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The London T-Charge - What is it?


What is the T-Charge?

The T-Charge is a daily £10 emissions surcharge which will be paid in addition to the congestion charge, aimed at the most polluting vehicles, it is predicted to affect as many as 10,000 motorists in our capital each day with a potential £21.50 to drive through London, £107.50 per week (only in effect Mon-Fri)

 


Vehicle type
(includes hybrid
vehicles)


Minimum emission
standard


Congestion Charge
amount


T-Charge amount
(if emission
standard not met)


Total daily
payment (if
emission standard
not met)

 


Motorised tricycles and quadricycles


Euro 3

£11.50
(£10.50 AutoPay)


£10


£21.50
(£20.50 AutoPay)

Cars, and small vans (not exceeding
1250kg unladen weight and not exceeding 3500kg GVW)


Euro 4


£11.50
(£10.50 AutoPay)


£10


£21.50
(£20.50 AutoPay)

Vans (exceeding 1250kg unladen and not
exceeding 3500kg GVW) and Minibuses
(not exceeding 5000kg GVW)*


Euro 4


£11.50
(£10.50 AutoPay)


£10


£21.50
(£20.50 AutoPay)


HGVs
(exceeding 3500kg GVW)


Euro IV

£11.50
(£10.50 AutoPay)


£10


£21.50
(£20.50 AutoPay)


Coaches and buses (exceeding 5000kg GVW)


Euro IV


£0**


£10


£10


Vehicles registered for Residents' Discount

As above depending
on your vehicle type


£1.05 (AutoPay)


£1


£2.05 (AutoPay)

(Source: London Evening Standard)


Where and when is the T-Charge active?

Covering the same areas in central London as the congestion charge does currently, drivers will now have to pay between 7am – 6pm on Monday – Friday. Bank Holidays and the week between Christmas and New Year are excluded.


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(Source: London Evening Standard)

 

Which vehicles will be affected?

Any petrol or diesel vehicles that breach the Euro IV emissions standards will be forced to pay the charge (these are vehicles generally built before 2006) – this can include anything from cars, vans, coaches, minibuses and HGVs.

 

To see if you are subject to the T-Charge - you can access the Transport for London T-Charge Compliance Checker here:

https://tfl.gov.uk/modes/driving/emissions-surcharge/compliance-checker
 

Who is exempt from the T-Charge?

Excluded vehicles include: Emergency Vehicles, registered TfL Taxis and mini-cabs, and recovery vehicles. If you are a resident living within the charge zone or a blue badge holder you will entitled to a discount.
 

How do you pay?

The T-Charge will use the same payment system currently used for the Congestion Charge, from Monday October 23rd, the TfL will identify the vehicles that will be subject to the T-Charge who will then go on to pay both the Congestion and T-Charge in the same transaction.
 

What happens if you don’t pay the T-Charge?

If you are driving or operating a registered vehicle in the zone and do not pay you will receive a £130 Penalty Notice, this will be reduced to £65 if paid within 14 days.

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