After 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.
The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has launched a consultation on the existing Congestion Charge exemption for hybrid and alternative fuel vehicles.
The European car industry says that it supports the further introduction of CO2-based taxation for cars in order to incentivise fuel efficiency.
Latest 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.
Volvo has been successful in its bid to get the The Mayor of London to review the Congestion Charge.
Following Boris Johnsons scrapping of Ken Livingstones revised Congestion Charge plans, along with the Western extension of the scheme, he has now announced that phase three of Londons Low Emission Zone (LEZ) will be suspended.
Average 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.
After 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.
London Mayor Boris Johnson has decided to scrap Londons Western congestion charge zone. The extension, covering Kensington and Chelsea and part of Westminster, will disappear in spring 2010 when legal procedures are completed.
Around a third of trucks over 12 tonnes operating in Greater London are significantly cleaner than they were one year ago, according to Transport for Londons (TfLs) first monitoring report examining the impact of the Low Emission Zone (LEZ).