London's new £10 T-Charge launches today

London's new £10 T-Charge launches today

Drivers of older, more polluting cars will face an additional charge when entering central London as the city battles air pollution blamed for thousands of premature deaths each year.

These are typically vehicles registered before 2006, but Transport for London suggests anyone who has a vehicle registered before 2008 should check to see if it is eligible for the charge.

The new "T-charge" applies to both diesel and gasoline vehicles that do not meet the Euro 4 emission standards outlined by the European Commission.

Drivers of these cars will be expected to pay the charge every weekday between 7am and 6pm, with cameras around the capital used to enforce it.

More than 150,000 diesel vehicle drivers face paying up to £24 a day for even the shortest journeys under plans by the mayor of London to tackle air pollution.

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As an asthmatic, I'm as keen as anyone to clean up London's air - but the mayor's own assessment shows that the T-charge will not work. This will be on top of the daily congestion charge.

The T-charge is a stepping stone to the ultra-low emission zone, which could be introduced as early as 2019.

"Today marks a major milestone in this journey with the introduction of the T-Charge to encourage motorists to ditch polluting, harmful vehicles".

Find out everything you need to know about the new T-Charge here.

Shaun Bailey, Conservative London Assembly member and menber of the Environment Committee, says NO.

. Since 1st January 2017 these polluting vehicles have made around 2.6 million trips within the zone, contributing to London's toxic air.

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