London implements Ultra-low Emission Zone

Traffic queues on a main route into London by the towers of London's financial district Canary Wharf on October 28, 2013 after a strong storm causes travel disruption. Britain faced travel chaos on October 28 and over 200,000 homes were without power as one of the worst storms in years battered southern England, sweeping at least one person out to sea. AFP PHOTO / BEN STANSALL        (Photo credit should read BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)

London implements Ultra-low Emission Zone

People in major cities are suffering badly from local pollution.

London implemented a congestion charge for entering its city centre back in 2003.  But now the pricing is more stringent for the more polluting vehicles.

There is now an extra daily charge to drive into the ultra-low emission zone in a vehicle that does not meet the latest emission standard for petrol or diesel vehicles.

The congestion charge for every vehicle is the equivalent to $20 Australian dollars

If you have a car or a small van that doesn’t meet the standards its an extra $23.00 but if you are a higher polluting large truck or bus it is an extra $180 per day.

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