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MetiNews.Com - The extension the Ultra Low Emission Zone comes in later this year
Breaking News ! The AA estimates that around 350,000 motorists are expected to be affected by the extension of the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) in London later this year. The ULEZ launched in April 2109 and was designed to help drive down pollution in London by charging motorists that came into the area in vehicles that exceeded the low emission criteria. The scheme is estimated to have helped save 12,300 tonnes of CO2 emissions since it was implemented in the capital. The extension, which comes into force in October, will make the ULEZ area around 18 times larger as it will be bounded by the North Circular Road (A406) and South Circular Road (A205). Drivers of cars which do not meet the required standards face a £12.50 daily charge for driving into the zone. Transport For London, which is responsible for the ULEZ, says it would prefer people used a vehicle which meets emissions standards rather than paying a daily charge. Sign up to MyLondon's FREE newsletters Here at MyLondon, we're doing our very best to make sure you get the latest news, reviews and features from your area. Now there's a way you can keep up to date with the areas that matter to you with our free email newsletters. We have seven newsletters you can currently sign up for - including a different one for each area of London and one dedicated totally to EastEnders.
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To avoid the charge, a petrol car must at least meet the Euro 4 standard, which generally includes cars registered after 2005, though some cars made before then do meet the standards. Such cars must emit less than 1g of carbon monoxide per km and 0.08g of nitrogen oxide in that km. Diesel cars must have to meet the Euro 6 standard, which most diesel vehicles regiestered after September 2015 will meet. According to James Fairclough, CEO of AA Cars, driving a polluting car in the ULEZ five times a week would cost drivers £3,250 a year — potentially making it much cheaper to buy a new car than paying the daily charge.
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