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Driving in central London could cost motorists £34 a day

City Hall today refused to rule out charging motorists £34 a day to drive in central London from 2019.

Mayor Sadiq Khan announced a series of new tolls in a clampdown on pollution. They included a £10 'Toxicity' Charge to be introduced next year.

Mr Khan said he was 'encouraging people' to buy new cars before the introduction of an Ultra Low Emission Zone.

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  • The T-Charge will apply in the central London Congestion Zone to diesel and petrol vehicles registered before 2005
  • Motorists paying the T-Charge will continue to pay the daily £11.50 Congestion Charge
  • The Congestion Zone will become an Ultra Low Emission Zone from 2019 instead of 2020 as proposed by former mayor Boris Johnson
  • Drivers of diesel vehicles registered before 2015 face an additional ULEZ charge of £12.50

A City Hall spokesman claimed it was 'very unlikely' any motorist would have to pay all three tolls, amounting to £34, but could not rule it out.

The Ultra Low Emission Zone will be extended in 2020 to a new boundary formed by the North Circular and South Circular roads.

What I'm announcing today is bold plans to clean up the air in London. Part of that will mean those with polluting vehicles, those with cars that pollute the most nitrogen dioxide and particulate matter pay more if they want to come in to central London. That's why I'm encouraging people to buy cleaner cars.

– SADIQ KHAN, MAYOR OF LONDON

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