Boris Johnson and TfL launched a public consultation today on proposals to introduce the world’s first Ultra Low Emission Zone in London in 2020.
The proposal aims to halve emissions of nitrogen oxide and particulate matter from vehicle exhausts in central London and it is hoped this will improve the health of Londoners.
The new proposal would be in operation 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Every vehicle travelling within the congestion zone would need to meet new emission standards or face a charge.
For most non-compliant cars and motorcycles, there would be a charge of £12.50.
Non-compliant buses, HGVs and coached would be required to pay £100.