Diesel Vehicles

Department for Transport written question – answered at on 25 May 2023.

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Photo of Geraint Davies Geraint Davies Labour, Swansea West

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 9 May 2023 to Question 183297 on Diesel Vehicles, what information his Department holds on the correlation between the year a diesel car is first registered and the income decile of the owner.

Photo of Jesse Norman Jesse Norman Minister of State (Department for Transport)

The following table presents estimates from the National Travel Survey showing, for households in each income quintile in 2019, the average age of diesel vehicles that households have continuous access to.

Average age of diesel cars by household income quintile: England, 2019

Household income quintile

Average vehicle age (years)

Unweighted sample size: Vehicles

Lowest real income level

8.98

360

Second level

8.49

472

Third level

7.83

643

Fourth level

7.59

814

Highest real income level

6.37

837

All income levels

7.61

3,126

Source: National Travel Survey

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