Diesels & hybrids to pay C-charge

Drivers of all diesel and most hybrid vehicles will be forced to pay the congestion charge from July, if Transport for London's plans are approved by Boris Johnson.

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Now 'green' vehicles no longer exempt

Toyota Prius: No longer exempt from congestion charge Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Transport for London wants to tighten rules around congestion charge exemption in order to raise the revenue netted by the £10 charge.

The Toyota Prius - a "hybrid" vehicle which runs on both petrol and an electric engine, two-seater petrol and diesel Smart cars and the petrol Fiat 500 are among more than 50 “green” models that will no longer be exempt.

Boris Johnson needs to rubber stamp the proposals to bring them into force in July. It's thought it will raise an extra £1-2 million for Transport for London.

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