£10 for diesels in London?
Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, is drawing up plans for charging diesel vehicles £10 for entering London’s proposed ultra-low emission zone set to come in by 2020, according to press reports. Only Euro6 vehicles will be exempt from the charge. Electric, hybrid and other zero emission vehicles are also expected to be exempt from the charge which is in addition to the current congestion charge AA President, Edmund King, anticipated buses, taxis and trucks will feel the brunt of the new charge, saying, ‘Very few cars enter central London so these measures will have more effect on the growing numbers of small businesses and service vehicles on whom London’s economy relies. They will have to plan ahead to change their vehicles if they are to stay in business.’