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Electric Vehicles May Be Only Vehicles Exempt From London Congestion Fee

If Mayor Boris Johnson approves, electric vehicles may be exempt from a congestion fee imposed in the city of London… and they’d be the only ones.

Nissan Leaf vehicles.

The congestion charge appears to be enough to discourage some people from driving. It is a startling ₤10 per day (equivalent to $16). For those whom drive 30 days per month, that is ₤300 per month ($485 USD).

According to This is Money:

“About 19,000 vehicles, mainly with small diesel engines, escape the £10-a-day levy as their engines emit less than 100 grams of carbon dioxide per kilometre.

But from July the levels are to be slashed to less than 75g of CO2 per kilometre, and at present only all-electric and some hybrid cars can achieve this. Owners of cars that meet today’s levels will have a sunset period of two years before they lose their exempt status.”

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