Mayor's clean air crusade means new £10 charge for thousands of motorists

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Thousands of motorists were today hit by a new £10 road toll in central London as part of the Mayor’s clean air crusade.

Transport for London expects 34,000 vehicles a month will be liable for the Toxicity Charge on top of the £11.50 Congestion Charge.

The daily fee is the first step towards Sadiq Khan’s plan to create an Ultra Low Emission Zone in central London in 2019.

City Hall described the T-Charge as the world’s toughest emission standard. The Conservatives accused Mr Khan of launching an attack on small businesses.

The new toll will apply to cars, vans and lorries which fail to meet Euro 4 emissions standards. City Hall said vehicles registered before 2006 were most likely to be affected.

As Mayor, I am determined to take urgent action to help clean up London’s lethal air. London now has the world’s toughest emission standard with older more polluting vehicles paying up to £21.50 a day to drive in the centre of the city.


Sadiq Khan tells us he is desperate to clean up London’s harmful emissions but this road tax won’t make a dent. By boasting about a policy that so disproportionately penalises London’s poorest drivers and puts jobs at risk, the Mayor is simply blowing more smoke into the capital’s already polluted atmosphere.