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Anti-diesel stance must end, says Peugeot

BRITAIN'S biggest diesel car manufacturer has renewed its calls on the Government to end its 'anti-diesel' stance. With the Government considering levying a 3% tax penalty on employees driving a diesel company car when the new carbon dioxide emissions-based tax system is introduced on April 6, 2002, Peugeot has used the fuel crisis to renew its attack.

Tod Evans, Peugeot's managing director, said: 'The most desirable statistic about a company car is how far it will go between fill-ups. The Government at a stroke can help UK consumers save money on fuel by giving up its campaign against diesel. In a week when a car's range between fill-ups has become paramount, the case against diesel looks weaker than ever.'

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