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£10 London ‘Toxicity Charge’ for most polluting vehicles set for autumn 2017 launch

£10 London ‘Toxicity Charge’ for most polluting vehicles set for autumn 2017 launch

A £10 Toxicity Charge - or T-Charge - is to be introduced in central London from autumn 2017, London Mayor Sadiq Khan has confirmed.  

The T-Charge will apply to the oldest, most polluting vehicles - those that do not meet Euro 4/IV standards, which are typically those diesel and petrol vehicles registered before 2006. The new Charge will apply to cars, vans, minibuses, buses, coaches and HGVs.  

To help vehicle owners identify if a vehicle will be subject to the T-Charge, a free online checker has been introduced on the Transport for London website - www.tfl.gov.uk/emissions-surcharge.

The T-charge (also known as the Emissions Surcharge) will operate on top of, and during the same operating times, as the Congestion Charge (Monday to Friday 7am-6pm), so it will cost £21.50 to drive a pre-Euro 4 vehicle in the zone.  

Mr Khan, said: “It’s staggering that we live in a city where the air is so toxic that many of our children are growing up with lung problems. If we don’t make drastic changes now we won’t be protecting the health of our families in the future.  

“That is why we are pressing ahead with the toughest emission standard of any major city, coming to our streets from October 23rd.
  “The T-Charge is a vital step in tackling the dirtiest diesels before I introduce the world’s first Ultra Low Emission Zone as early as 2019.”  

The T-Charge will use a camera-based mechanism for enforcement, monitoring both diesel and petrol vehicles.  

Further details are available at: https://tfl.gov.uk/modes/driving/emissions-surcharge?cid=emissions-surcharge