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Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Diesel cars face £10 charge for driving into central London

BBC News reports that an extra charge for diesel vehicles to drive into central London is being considered, as a way to meet EU pollution rules. Only those that comply with Euro 6 standards will be exempt. Pre-2006 petrol-engined cars will also have to pay.

The Mayor is also reported to be lobbying the government to increase excise duties on diesel cars. Favoured as a way to limit harmful COemissions, diesels have however boosted NO2 levels in London and other cities, because the legislation has focussed on the first gas and left the second uncontrolled.

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