Petrol and diesel cars will be priced off the busiest roads in Britain in eight years under plans to promote green vehicles, it was announced yesterday. All traditionally powered vehicles will face penalties of more than £24 a day to drive in central London from 2025 as part of proposals for a zero-emission zone. The plan, which was announced by Sadiq Khan, the mayor of London, escalates his war on polluting vehicles, which had focused on the worst diesels. Only electric cars will be exempt from the new charge. The rules, the toughest for any city in the world, would send a signal that London was moving towards a future free of fossil fuels, the mayor said.
Times 22nd June 2017 read more »
London’s entire transport system will become zero emission by 2050 under radical plans outlined by the mayor, Sadiq Khan. Included in the blueprint is a pledge to cut the number of car journeys by three million each day while increasing the number of people walking, cycling or using public transport to 80 per cent by 2041 – up from 64 per cent last year.
Independent 21st June 2017 read more »