Some car owners may now have to pay almost twice as much to enter the city’s congestion charge zone.
The new T-charge is officially known as the Emissions Surcharge. It’s in addition to the existing congestion charge, and older vehicles not meeting minimum Euro emissions standards will have to pay an extra daily charge to enter the congestion charge zone.
The T-charge operates from 7am to 6pm, Monday to Friday, like the congestion charge. For all vehicles that don’t meet the necessary standards, there is a £10 daily charge on top of the £11.50 congestion charge.
Any petrol or diesel car that doesn’t meet Euro 4 standards, or any motorised tricycle or quadricycle that doesn’t meet Euro 3 standards will have to pay the additional charge. As a rough guide, any car built in 2005 or earlier will not meet the standards.