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All change for London Congestion Charge

All change for London Congestion Charge

london-cc-sign-f.jpgAfter a period of consultation it has now been confirmed that cars emitting 100 g/km CO2 or less, as long as they meet Euro 5 air quality standards, will be exempt from the London Congestion Charge.

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Boris consults on future of the Congestion Charge

Boris consults on future of the Congestion ChargeThe Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has launched a consultation on the existing Congestion Charge exemption for hybrid and alternative fuel vehicles.

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European car industry supports CO2 tax on cars

European car industry supports CO2 tax on carsThe European car industry says that it supports the further introduction of CO2-based taxation for cars in order to incentivise fuel efficiency.

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Green Cars are the Biggest Sellers in Scrappage Scheme

Green Cars are the Biggest Sellers in Scrappage SchemeLatest Government figures show that 144,308 cars and light vans have been bought through the scrappage scheme since it went live on 18 May 2009.

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Volvo gets Boris to review the Congestion Charge

Volvo gets Boris to review the Congestion ChargeVolvo has been successful in its bid to get the The Mayor of London to review the Congestion Charge.

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Now Boris scraps phase three of the London Low Emission Zone

Now Boris scraps phase three of the London Low Emission ZoneFollowing Boris Johnson’s scrapping of Ken Livingstone’s revised Congestion Charge plans, along with the Western extension of the scheme, he has now announced that phase three of London’s Low Emission Zone (LEZ) will be suspended.

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EU parliament passes new car CO2 legislation

EU parliament passes new car CO2 legislationAverage CO2 emissions from new cars must be slashed to 130g/km by 2015, the equivalent of achieving 58mpg with a diesel engine and 52mpg in a petrol car.

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Manchester says No to Road Pricing

Manchester says No to Road PricingAfter one million votes were received in a referendum of 10 local authority areas, 79% were against the proposed pay-as-you-drive scheme for Manchester.

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Boris Scraps Western Extension of London Congestion Charge

Boris Scraps Western Extension of London Congestion ChargeLondon Mayor Boris Johnson has decided to scrap London’s Western congestion charge zone. The extension, covering Kensington and Chelsea and part of Westminster, will disappear in spring 2010 when legal procedures are completed.

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Cleaner Air due to London Low Emission Zone

Cleaner Air due to London Low Emission ZoneAround a third of trucks over 12 tonnes operating in Greater London are significantly cleaner than they were one year ago, according to Transport for London’s (TfL’s) first monitoring report examining the impact of the Low Emission Zone (LEZ).

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