London Making Diesels More Expensive With New Levy

25 October, 2017, 00:49 | Author: Celia Hoffman
  • T-Charge set to roll out in London on Monday

London has introduced a new levy on the oldest and most polluting cars entering the city centre, nearly doubling how much motorists have to pay in the latest blow to diesel.

Drivers of high polluting vehicles will therefore pay a total of £21.50 to drive in central London as the T-Charge zone applies to the same area as the £11.50 Congestion Charge.

"The shameful scale of the public health crisis London faces, with thousands of premature deaths caused by air pollution, must be addressed".

The charge applies to petrol and diesel vehicles with engines that fail to conform to Euro 4 emission standards, The Guardian says.

That's on top of an existing "Congestion Charge" aimed at decreasing traffic in the city.

He said he is taking "urgent action to help clean up London's lethal air".

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"Today marks a major milestone in this journey with the introduction of the T-Charge to encourage motorists to ditch polluting, harmful vehicles".

Shaun Bailey, Conservative London Assembly member and menber of the Environment Committee, says NO.

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"When the Mayor's own assessments prove it won't work, the T-charge becomes nothing more than an attack on London's poorest drivers and small businesses".

According to the Labour politician, the levy is the first step in preparing Londoners for the the Ultra-Low Emission Zone, which could be introduced as early as April 2019.

As part of a range of measures making up the scheduled Ultra Low Emissions Zone (ULEZ), the charge is expected to halve nitrogen dioxide and particulate matter emissions by 2020. Black cab drivers are eligible for financial assistance to switch to less polluting vehicles.

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