Sub-100g/km cars free from London Congestion Charge
From today, cars that meet Euro 5 emissions standards and emit under 100g/km of CO2 will be exempt from London Congestion Charge (LCC), potentially saving drivers up to £2,500 this year.
Certain models from car manufacturers such as Citroen, Fiat, Ford, Seat and Vauxhall will be exempt from LCC under new rules imposed by the coalition government, with plenty more expected to be added to the list as fuel-saving technologies advance.
Citroen’s C3 Airdream+ and DS3 models fitted with the 1.6-litre HDi diesel engine break the 100g/km barrier, as do Vauxhall Corsa ecoFLEX models powered by the 1.3-litre CDTi unit.
Fiat’s revolutionary TwinAir 500 city car, certain Seat Leon and Ibiza models, and Ford Fiesta and Focus models specified with the 1.6-litre TDCi oil burner are also now exempt from London Congestion Charge.
“This change (in LCC regulations) further highlights the importance of driving cleaner, greener cars in urban environments," commented Linda Jackson, Citroen UK Managing Director.
“The two Citroen models now exempt from the congestion charge demonstrate that a greener choice does not mean compromising on style, comfort or driving pleasure."