30 Oct '17, 3pm

London to Tax Polluting Vehicles with New Charge

London to Tax Polluting Vehicles with New Charge

Older vehicles driving central London now need to meet minimum Euro emission standards lest they face a daily penalty. Starting last Monday, drivers who venture into the center of London with a vehicle that does not meet emission standards set by the EU will find their wallet lightened by £10.00, or about $13.20. This daily fee will be known as the toxicity levy, or T-Charge . Sound familiar? It should. In 2003, London introduced a Congestion Charge to discourage people bringing their cars into an already crowded downtown London. That fee currently stands at £11.50, meaning drivers of older machines could be on the hook for £21.50 (nearly $29.00) each day they drive to the center of London. The new charge is being levied between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. on weekdays, peak travel times for workers getting in and out of the capital. This T-Charge is the first step towards the establ...

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