Ford Fiesta Econetic Saves London Drivers £2,500 A Year

Ford Fiesta ECOnetic saves London drivers £2,500 a year

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Ford has announced that two models in its current line-up of vehicles will be exempt from London Congestion Charge from 2011.

The Ford Fiesta and Fiesta Van ECOnetic both break the 100g/km threshold, emitting a Euro 5-standard of 98k/gm of CO2.

This ultra-low CO2 figure qualifies both vehicles for the new Greener Vehicle 100 per cent Discount, which comes into effect from 4 January and will see sub-100g/km vehicles pay no Congestion Charge at all; potentially saving London drivers up to £2,500 per year.

“Ford offers a large range of cars and commercial vehicles and I am delighted that they include vehicles which will be exempt from the London Congestion Charge," said Jon Wellsman, sales director, Ford of Britain.

“Even more exciting is the introduction of our zero-emission Transit Connect Electric in 2011 and Focus Electric in 2012," he added.

The Ford Fiesta and Fiesta Van ranges are priced from £9,995 and £10,500 respectively.