London’s Diesel Drivers Face Higher Costs
The extra charge would be similar to the existing £11.50 ($19.48) congestion charge levied against drivers in London. The proposed charge for diesel vehicles is part of Johnson’s ambitions to create an ultra low emissions zone, reported the Guardian. The ultra low emissions zone would cover some of London’s most polluted areas.
Johnson is also lobbying the government to raise taxes on diesel fuel, which currently taxed at the same rate as gasoline.
In 2008, the UK implemented its first low-emission zone in London, which charged some truckers $295 to into it. London’s low emission zone expanded in 2012 to include large vans and minibuses that are more than ten years old. Owners of these vehicles face a fine of about $150 a day if emissions are not at EU standards.
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