Are you planning to replace your car at all in the near future? How are you budgeting for this?
If, like many, you currently drive a Diesel car, then there has been talk about a scrappage scheme, or “cash for your old banger”, for some time which might make a big difference to your choices. At the moment there is a bit if a patchwork of schemes available that will depend on what your drive and where you live, but they could be worth considering if you want to offset some of the upgrade costs.
You can also already get a financial incentive if you are buying an Electric car, something to help to contribute to the decarbonisation of the UK economy.
But what if there was another alternative?
I was excited to read this post recently, where drivers in Lithuania were not only being incentivised to take old and polluting cars off the road, but also moving people away from cars - which is good for the environment and also potentially a big saving for individuals (as well as contributing to personal health):
What do you think? Would you be more willing to consider moving to cycling if you could trade your old car for an e-bike or e-scooter instead?