London congestion charge slashed to 75g/km
23 November 2012
Transport for London is planning to drop the Congestion Charge exemption boundary from its current sub-100g/km limit to 75g/km or under, active from 1 July 2013.
Vehicles emitting under 100g/km registered with TfL by 28 June 2013 would still qualify for the 100% discount on the £10 daily charge until 26 June 2015, at which point they would revert to the same rate as higher-emitting cars.
TfL is also planning to make low-emissions vans eligible for the new sub-75g/km boundary, which hasn't previously been the case.
All vehicles eligible for the 100% discount have to be registered with TfL for an annual £10 charge.
TfL?said the number of qualifying cars has tripled since the discount was introduced less than two years ago.
At present, no conventionally powered vehicles or hybrids get below the 79g/km of the Toyota Yaris Hybrid, leaving only electric and plug-in hybrid cars eligible.
TfL is also planning to raise the fine for non-payment by £10 to £130 from 29 April 2013, and remove the ability to pay the charge in shops or petrol stations from 28 June 2013, leaving autopay, online, text message or post as the payment methods.
The consultation on the changes runs from 19 November to 8 February.
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