£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.
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.
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.
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
is why we are pressing ahead with the toughest emission standard of any major
city, coming to our streets from October 23rd.
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.”
T-Charge will use a camera-based mechanism for enforcement, monitoring both
diesel and petrol vehicles.
details are available at: https://tfl.gov.uk/modes/driving/emissions-surcharge?cid=emissions-surcharge