Looks like Ken got an early Christmas present:
London Mayor Ken Livingstone has said he is delighted by figures suggesting a slump in the sale of 4x4 vehicles... "I'm delighted to see [4x4s] withering on the vines," Mr Livingstone told BBC London 94.9.
The Times has a little more detail on the slump.
Is this the beginning of the end for the Chelsea Tractor? As A Dodo (The obituaries you'd like to see - great idea for a blog that) already has the obit written:
By the mid-noughties, the Chelsea Tractor began to vanish from our streets. By the end there were only a few, unreliable sightings of the creatures - sometimes outside the palatial crib of an LA rapper, sometimes making the weary journey to Knightsbridge for the sales.
The Chelsea Tractor will be buried under a mountain of high petrol prices and increased environmental awareness. It is survived by an increasing number of erratic cyclists, scooters, bendy buses, the Smart car and trees.
Amen to that.