Older vehicles to be charged more for polluting

The new 'T-charge' applies to vehicles in London that do not meet Euro 4 standards
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Pre-Euro 4 vehicles are typically those registered before 2006 that are approximately over 12 years old, but TfL advise anyone who has a auto registered before 2008 to check if their vehicle is eligible for the charge.

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

"As Mayor, I am determined to take urgent action to help clean up London's lethal air", he said. As people still need to move around London, being open to sharing our transport will be key to ensuring the T-charge is effective, as well as making our city more efficient and less congested.

"Small businesses which will be affected are likely to be hit hard by the introduction of the T-charge, which nearly doubles the cost of driving a vehicle through London during peak hours".


The mayor is expected to confirm before Christmas that owners of pre-2016 diesel cars and vans will have to pay the T charge from April 2019, when it will be increased to £12.50 under plans for an ultra-low emission zone.

"By boasting about a policy that so disproportionately penalises London's poorest drivers and puts jobs at risk, the mayor is simply blowing more smoke into the capital's already-polluted atmosphere".

"The Ultra-Low Emissions Zone, plus this means that by 2020 - the end of my first term - [there will be a] 50% reduction in nox and particulate matters in Central London", he said. "There are children in London whose lungs are underdeveloped". Black cab drivers are eligible for financial assistance to switch to less polluting vehicles.

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