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Polluting Cars Will Have to Pay to Drive Into London, Starting in April

London's 'Ultra Low Emission Zone' is taking effect in April. Here are the details on the ambitious clean air plans.
March 28, 2019, 10am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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An article by Tom Edwards describes the London Ultra Low Emissions Zone (uLEZ) as "one of the most radical anti-pollution policies in the world."

In the works for years, the uLEZ will go into effect on April 8, 2019

"It is part of a 'polluter pays' ethos - the broad theory that older more polluting vehicles will have to pay to enter the congestion charging zone," explains Edwards. "It will cost £12.50 a day to enter if your vehicle is not compliant, and that is on top of the congestion charge."

A website set up by Transport for London allows people to check if their vehicles are compliant. "Transport for London's initial estimates show that 40,000 cars a day will affected along with 19,000 vans, 2,000 HGVs and 700 coaches," according to Edwards.

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Published on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 in BBC
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