The new London Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) will enter into force as of April 8, 2019.
The drivers of higher polluting cars will face a charge of £12.50 per day to reach the center of London from this date, while larger vehicles such as buses, coaches and lorries will be charged £100.
The charges will be applied at the top of mayor Sadiq Khan £10 T-Charge, which will begin in October, and will apply to diesel cars which are not compatible with the Euro 6 rules, and the petrol cars that are not Euro 4 standards. These cars will be four years of age and 13 years of age, respectively, in April of 2019.
The rates apply all days of the year, 24 hours a day, and make driving in London with a non-conformity of luxury car to the tune of £ 24 per day.
The mayor wants to extend the ULEZ to almost all of the metropolitan area of London by 2020 for large diesel vehicles, and the North and South Circular roads in 2021 for smaller vehicles.
The plan is expected to improve the air quality in the capital; a 50% reduction in the emissions of NOx in London has been set as target for 2020. Transport for London legislation to promote the uptake of new low-emission black cabs are also expected to contribute to this.
The announcement follows the reports of the secretary of the environment, Andrea Leadsom’s plan to introduce a 20-pound daily tax on diesel cars driving in high-pollution, including Birmingham, Derby, Leeds, London, Nottingham and Southampton.
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