London’s new emissions levy explained
Applies to most pre-2006 vehicles
Set to cost drivers £10 a day
What is the London T-Charge?
The T-Charge (aka the Toxicity Charge) is a £10 levy on older vehicles entering the centre of London. It is due to come into effect on 23 October 2017 and will apply to all vehicles which do not meet Euro 4 emissions standards – typically those registered before 2006.
When and where will the T-Charge be enforced?
The T-Charge will run in the same area and over the same operating times (Monday to Friday 7am-6pm) as the existing London Congestion Charge zone.
Pre-Euro 4 vehicles entering the zone during the prescribed hours will be liable for a daily fee of £21.50 (this including the existing £11.50 Congestion Charge levy).
Will I have to pay the T-Charge?
It all depends on whether your vehicle meets Euro 4 emissions standards. Transport for London (TfL) has provided an online vehicle checker for users to determine whether their car meets the Euro 4 standard.
Why introduce the T-Charge?
Experts claim that London is facing a public health crisis due to the current levels of air pollution. London Mayor Sadiq Khan hopes that by creating the Toxicity Charge, the number of high-polluting vehicles in the capital will be reduced.