London's new £10 T-Charge launches today

Ann Santiago
October 25, 2017

Pre-Euro 4 vehicles are typically those registered before 2006 that are approximately over 12 years old, but TfL advise anyone who has a auto registered before 2008 to check if their vehicle is eligible for the charge.

Up to 34,000 polluting vehicles every month could be liable for the T-Charge, which affects those that do not meet the Euro 4 standards for both PM and NOx emissions.

"As Mayor, I am determined to take urgent action to help clean up London's lethal air", he said.

The T-Charge has been billed as a big step forward in the battle against the poisonous particles that are pushed into London's air.

What it will do is hit thousands of small businesses and London's poorest drivers with a financial burden totalling £23m a year.

"Today marks a major milestone in this journey with the introduction of the T-Charge to encourage motorists to ditch polluting, harmful vehicles".

A report last week found that pollution is killing 50,000 people in the United Kingdom each year, with the chief executive of the British Lung Foundation saying air pollution is reaching "crisis point worldwide".

Shaun Bailey, Conservative London Assembly member and menber of the Environment Committee, says NO.


As part of a range of measures making up the scheduled Ultra Low Emissions Zone (ULEZ), the charge is expected to halve nitrogen dioxide and particulate matter emissions by 2020. "There are children in London whose lungs are underdeveloped". Since 1st January 2017 these polluting vehicles have made around 2.6 million trips within the zone, contributing to London's toxic air.

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