london to tax old cars
Last Updated : GMT 05:17:37
Emiratesvoice, emirates voice
Emiratesvoice, emirates voice
Last Updated : GMT 05:17:37
Emiratesvoice, emirates voice

To combat air pollution

London to tax old cars

Emiratesvoice, emirates voice

Emiratesvoice, emirates voice London to tax old cars

The new £10 ($12.5, 11.7 euros) "T-Charge" in London
London - Arab Today

Motorists in London who own old polluting vehicles are to be hit with a new charge from October, Mayor Sadiq Khan said on Friday, two days after the EU ordered Britain to cut air pollution.

"The context is this: over 9,000 Londoners die each year because of low quality air," Khan told the BBC after announcing the new "Toxic Charge".

The new £10 ($12.5, 11.7 euros) "T-Charge" will apply to motorists who own vehicles that do not meet European standards -- typically petrol and diesel cars registered before 2006 -- and come on top of the congestion charge for the city centre.

All vehicles entering central London already pay a daily £11.50 congestion charge, introduced in 2003 to ease pressure on the city's roads.

The new policy was unveiled two days after the European Union issued a warning to five member states including Britain, urging them to take action on car pollution or risk being sent to the European Court of Justice.

The European Commission said that "persistently high" levels of nitrogen dioxide caused 70,000 premature deaths in Europe in 2013.

Heavy smog has enveloped much of Europe this winter prompting emergency measures in several big cities including London, Paris and Berlin.

In January, London authorities issued a "black" alert for very high levels of particulates -- 10 out of 10 on the air pollution scale -- as a cloud of freezing smog forced the cancellation of around 100 flights.

The new tax is part of a package of measures London will introduce over the coming months and years to tackle high air pollution.

These include no longer buying diesel buses, doubling the amount invested in retrofit buses, and the introduction of an Ultra Low Emission Zone from 2018.

Khan also urged the government to help motorists move away from diesel vehicles and ratify a "Clean Air Act for the 21st century".

Source: AFP

GMT 10:58 2018 Tuesday ,23 January

Hong Kong engulfed in smog

GMT 10:54 2018 Friday ,19 January

Six dead as huge storms batter Europe

GMT 08:58 2018 Thursday ,18 January

China says Iranian oil tanker wreck located

GMT 11:28 2018 Wednesday ,17 January

for Great Barrier Reef rescue ideas

GMT 11:26 2018 Wednesday ,17 January

for Great Barrier Reef rescue ideas

GMT 08:11 2018 Tuesday ,16 January

Philippines' Mayon volcano alert raised

GMT 08:03 2018 Sunday ,14 January

Fossil fuels blown away by wind

GMT 10:23 2018 Saturday ,13 January

1.5 C climate goal 'very unlikely' but doable
Emiratesvoice, emirates voice
Emiratesvoice, emirates voice

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

london to tax old cars london to tax old cars

 



Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

london to tax old cars london to tax old cars

 



GMT 05:04 2024 Tuesday ,06 February

Skincare PR Performance Full Year 2017

GMT 10:08 2018 Wednesday ,24 January

Microsoft to open 4 data centres

GMT 19:57 2018 Tuesday ,23 January

Farm-fresh from Kerala to the UAE, in just one day

GMT 06:15 2018 Tuesday ,23 January

Volkswagen clinches record sales

GMT 10:18 2018 Thursday ,30 August

Iran incapable of closing Hormuz, Bab Al Mandeb

GMT 10:48 2017 Tuesday ,14 March

The Who to play Vegas residency as final tour ends

GMT 11:19 2012 Wednesday ,08 February

No Christian, Jew prejudice

GMT 14:14 2017 Saturday ,14 January

Microsoft buys Canadian AI startup Maluuba

GMT 18:57 2016 Monday ,16 May

Al Azhar imam arrives in Nigeria

GMT 05:43 2012 Thursday ,12 April

Oz Seven Network buys The Woodlies

GMT 16:25 2017 Friday ,11 August

HRH Crown Prince thanked by HM Sultan Qaboos

GMT 13:30 2017 Saturday ,17 June

Lawyers refute Qatar blockade claims

GMT 19:15 2012 Saturday ,14 January

Saving CeeCee Honeycutt

GMT 14:57 2015 Saturday ,18 April

I know who I am

GMT 18:42 2012 Monday ,27 February

Riyad El-Sonbaty is exceptional

GMT 13:49 2012 Sunday ,29 July

Political agenda protects criminals

GMT 14:28 2017 Monday ,02 January

Bollywood mourns producer killed in Istanbul attack

GMT 14:49 2016 Friday ,04 March

Rupert Murdoch marries Jerry Hall in London

GMT 16:07 2016 Sunday ,07 August

Dubai Investments posts AED516m net profit in H1

GMT 06:49 2018 Tuesday ,16 January

UK construction firm Carillion collapses

GMT 08:25 2018 Sunday ,14 January

Outspoken pro-Russian, anti-migrant Czech president

GMT 11:35 2018 Monday ,08 January

Previse unveils Ozone Defense Nutrify Serum
Emiratesvoice, emirates voice
 
 Emirates Voice Facebook,emirates voice facebook  Emirates Voice Twitter,emirates voice twitter Emirates Voice Rss,emirates voice rss  Emirates Voice Youtube,emirates voice youtube  Emirates Voice Youtube,emirates voice youtube

Maintained and developed by Arabs Today Group SAL.
All rights reserved to Arab Today Media Group 2021 ©

Maintained and developed by Arabs Today Group SAL.
All rights reserved to Arab Today Media Group 2021 ©

emiratesvoieen emiratesvoiceen emiratesvoiceen emiratesvoiceen
emiratesvoice emiratesvoice emiratesvoice
emiratesvoice
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
emiratesvoice, Emiratesvoice, Emiratesvoice