If you're in the mood to lash out at the rich, here's some argument ammunition, thanks to Clean Green Cars: CGC data shows that for the first half of 2007 luxury car buyers are buying higher CO2 vehicles when compared to the first half of 2006. CGC publisher Jay Nagley breaks it down why part of the problem lies with the British government's definitions of CO2 road-tax bands. As I'm woefully under-informed about UK road tax bands, I'll let CGC's press release clue us in:
Take a list of 2,500 new cars, filter out the chaff that only the middle class can would drive and suck on the tailpipes of the left-over luxury vehicles. The one that leaves your lungs the cleanest wins the award. This year, the winner is the Jaguar XJ 2.7 Diesel.