T-Charge exemption for some classic cars|
information from the Mayor of London's office. More
consultation document. More
confusingly there are four vehicle "zones" in London:
Emission Charge/T-Charge zone
Low Emission Zone or LEZ
Low Emissions Zone or ULEZ
See maps of the zones. More
working for classic car enthusiasts
The Federation for Historic Vehicle
Clubs has been working with Sir Greg Knight (chairman of the All Party Parliamentary
Historic Vehicle Group in Parliament In Westminster) to gain the exemption for
Historic class cars.
thanks to Chris Hunt Cooke for providing information for this news item.
for classic car owners over the new Emissions Charge has ended with the London
Mayor's office confirming that vehicles in the DVLA "Historic" road
tax class will be exempt from the new Emissions Charge. The charge, also known
as the T Charge or Toxic Charge, set at £10 a day, will be introduced from
Monday 23rd October 2017. So whilst that will cover many classic cars built before
1976, many classics built from 1976 to 2006 will not have the benefit of the exemption.
The new T-Charge will apply to all post "Historic" vehicles before the
introduction of the Emission 4 standards in 2006. |
To simplify compliance
monitoring and administration, the zone covered by the T-Charge will be the
same as the existing Congestion Charge zone - essentially central London.
So existing cameras will monitor drivers'
payment of both charges.
to 10,000 vehicles are likely to be liable every weekday for the Emissions Charge
levy taking the total daily charge for access to the Congestion Charge and Emission
Charge Zones to £21.50. |
The Ultra Low Emission Zone or ULEZ
is due to be extended to an area out to the inside edge of the North and South
Circular roads in London. Currently the London Mayor's office is looking at bringing
that extension of ULEZ forward from 2020 to 2019.
It's likely other major
cities in the UK where toxic air quality is a growing problem may bring in emissions
zones over the next few years in order to constrain vehicle access.