A push to further improve air quality in London
by Helen Jackson |
posted 11 June 2018
In October last year, London brought in the T-Charge in an attempt to improve the capital city’s air quality. With drivers of cars who breached the emissions standard paying the £10 charge between Monday and Friday, 7 am – 6 pm.
The forthcoming Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) is set to extend to the North and South Circular ring roads coming into effect from April next year. The £12.50 charge, which will be payable on top of the existing congestion charge, is said to impact 100,000 cars.
Is your car included? The only cars penalised will be those with diesel engines that are not compliant with the most up-to-date EU6 emissions regulations and those with petrol-powered cars and vans who do not meet the EU4 regulations.
The Sunday Times Driving reported that Sadiq Khan said he would want any scrappage scheme to “offer drivers a fair deal”, saying help would need to be provided to “the many diesel drivers who bought vehicles thinking they were more environmentally friendly, after Government advice” to do so.
You can read the original story on the Sunday Times Driving site.
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