Car tax changes affecting thousands of petrol and diesel owners was a ‘success’

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Alex Williams, TfL’s Director of City Planning said the new ULEZ rules were a “successful expansion” of the scheme. Last October’s changes saw London’s existing Central London ULEZ scheme expanded across many more boroughs.

The move meant petrol and diesel drivers travelling on routes inside North and South Circular had to face a £12.50 per day charge unless they were exempt.

Mr Williams said: “Following the successful expansion of the ULEZ scheme, which led to a reduction in trips by older and dirtier vehicles, we’re determined to make sure that clean and reliable public transport plays a central role in supporting Londoners and the wider economy.

“We’ll continue to work closely with local councils and other partners to ensure that people can also walk and cycle safely and easily.”

The new fees have been a blow to owners of many non-compliant petrol and diesel cars who have faced a fee of over £80 per week.

Unlike Congestion Charge fees, ULEZ charges run 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

This means drivers have been forced to pay £60 per week to use their vehicles Monday to Friday or almost £85 per week for using their cars every day.

This added fee rises to over £300 for drivers who need to use their vehicle every day.

Travelling in a non-compliant car once a week will rack up an annual bill of £650.

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Unlike Congestion Charge fees, ULEZ charges run 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

This means drivers have been forced to pay £60 per week to use their vehicles Monday to Friday or almost £85 per week for using their cars every day.

This added fee rises to over £300 for drivers who need to use their vehicle every day.

Travelling in a non-compliant car once a week will rack up an annual bill of £650.

Meanwhile, those who use their veh

Meanwhile, those who use their vehicles every day for a while year will face fees of over £3,200.

According to TfL, cars will not need to pay charges if they meet certain Euro emissions standards.

Euro 3 standards apply to motorcycles, mopeds and motorised tricycles.

Petrol drivers must meet Euro 4 emissions rules with diesel cars needing to meet Euro 6 standards.

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