Diesel prices in Belgium and what to choose between Diesel or Petrol Vehicle
I think most of you are aware in the changes in diesel prices recently in Belgium. I am using a diesel vehicle and in September and October 2017 the price of diesel was around 1.05€ to 1.10€ Now as the government decided to encourage petrol vehicles by making diesel and petrol prices the same, Current diesel price went up to 1.25€ to 1.3€ which means a strong increase in just a short period of time just 2-3 months. Don't you find a bit silly this increase as we the diesel users were not notified well in advance than the policies are changing? If would have been better if government announced two years ago that the diesel prices are going to be increased so we would think about to exchange our vehicles or not. I mean I have invested in a diesel vehicle and now after not a long time I have to think to get rid of it. Whether buy a petrol vehicle or just keep my diesel vehicle and pay on average 20% more for fuel and very high annual road tax. Don't you think that there should be also a unification in the road tax? As both diesel and petrol vehicle case the same damage to road infrastructure. What do you fellow forum members think? What to choose between diesel or Petrol as electric and hybrid vehicles are still far reachable due to very high prices?
I invite all of you to share your opinion for something which touches directly our pockets.