T-Charge: London introduces £21.50 daily toll for 'toxic' vehicles driving through city centre in air pollution crackdown

Mayor Sadiq Khan introduces measure penalising older petrol and diesel models that give off more harmful emissions 

Nina Massey
Monday 23 October 2017 07:21
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The move paves the road for the forthcoming Ultra-Low Emission Zone
The move paves the road for the forthcoming Ultra-Low Emission Zone

Drivers of the most-polluting vehicles will face a daily charge of £21.50 to enter central London.

Under the proposals which come into effect from 7am on Monday, those driving older, more polluting petrol and the dirtiest diesel vehicles will pay the new T-Charge of £10 plus the Congestion Charge (C-Charge) of £11.50.

The charge is applicable to Pre-Euro 4 vehicles in the zone every weekday between 7am-6pm.

Pre-Euro 4 vehicles are typically those registered before 2006 that are around more than 12 years old, but Transport for London suggests that anyone who has a vehicle registered before 2008 checks if it is eligible for the charge.

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has launched the T-Charge to tackle London's air pollution and prepare Londoners for the early introduction of the Ultra-Low Emission Zone, which he is proposing to introduce as early as April 2019.

He said: “As Mayor I am determined to take urgent action to help clean up London's lethal air. The shameful scale of the public health crisis London faces, with thousands of premature deaths caused by air pollution, must be addressed.

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

“London now has the world's toughest emission standard with older more polluting vehicles paying up to £21.50 a day to drive in the centre of the city. The T-charge is a stepping stone to the Ultra-Low Emission Zone, which could be introduced as early as 2019.

“This is the time to stand up and join the battle to clear the toxic air we are forced to breathe.”

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