On 23 October 2017, Transport for London will introduce the Toxicity Charge (T-Charge). Aimed at improving air quality, reducing congestion and creating safer and healthier streets, the T-Charge applies to cars and vans, minibuses, buses and coaches, and heavy goods vehicles traveling in central London.
From implementation, vehicles need to meet a minimum exhaust emission standards or pay a daily £10 Emissions Surcharge (also known as the Toxicity Charge). The T-Charge will be in addition to the Congestion Charge.
The T-Charge will operate in central London, where congestion is the worst and where air quality is heavily impacted. See more information on the T-Charge location here.
The minimum emission standards are Euro 4/IV for both petrol and diesel vehicles and Euro 3 for motorised tricycles and quadricycles.
To check if your vehicle is affected by the T-Charge, Transport for London has developed an easy-to-use tool.
The T-Charge will end when the Ultra Low Emission Zone comes into force, in 2019.
For more information on the T-Charge, visit https://tfl.gov.uk/modes/driving/emissions-surcharge or contact info [at] betterbankside.co.uk (subject: T-Charge) (Better Bankside).