Cities across the UK poised to bring in new car tax charges affecting more drivers
Sadiq Khan discusses expansion of London's ULEZ area
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London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone is set to expand on Monday, October 25, with hybrid cars no longer getting a 100 percent discount in the Congestion Charge Zone. Both of these measures are being implemented by Transport for London (TfL) to cut vehicle emissions as much as possible.
London Mayor Sadiq Khan said that since the introduction of the ULEZ in 2019, they have managed to reduce the toxic air in central London by almost half.
The existing central London Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) will expand to create a single larger zone up to, but not including, the North Circular Road (A406) and South Circular Road (A205).
The ULEZ operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year except Christmas Day (25 December).
At a daily cost of £12.50, the ULEZ charge is applicable every day, in the same way as the Congestion Charge.
If drivers have to pay £15 a day for the Congestion Charge as well, the total comes out at £10,010 for a standard 365-day year (except a leap year).
Most vehicles, including cars and vans, must meet the ULEZ emissions standards or their drivers face the daily charge to drive within the zone.
A spokesperson for LeaseCar.uk commented on the expansion of the ULEZ.
They said: “The expansion of the ULEZ zone is set to affect many more motorists and the potential costs demonstrates the importance of investing in lower polluting vehicles.
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“There are a wide range of exemptions and discounts, but motorists in the capital whose vehicles qualify to have to pay the ULEZ fee may also have to pay the Congestion Charge as well, depending on where and when they are driving, and what type of vehicle they have.
“The costs can really mount up, depending on how many days they need to use their vehicle in these designated areas, so it’s useful to highlight what is happening.”
This comes as other cities are looking to introduce similar car tax measures, with Portsmouth becoming the latest city to introduce measures to tackle air pollution.
Portsmouth is set to launch its own Clean Air Zone on November 29, with high-polluting private hire vehicles and taxis being charged £10.
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