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Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has told Londoners to “ditch dirty diesel” vehicles now as he announced a new T-charge which will come into effect on 23 October.
The new levy means that anyone driving the most polluting cars will face a charge of £21.50 a day to drive into central London during weekdays.
It will apply to both diesel and petrol cars.
Announcing the T-charge start date, the Mayor told The Standard: “London’s air is toxic and a silent killer.”
“The T-Charge is a crucial step in tackling this public health emergency affecting the capital.”
“This will send a strong signal that now is the time to ditch the dirty diesel vehicles polluting our lungs.”
The T-charge of £10 a day will apply to the congestion charge area of £11.50 which would make a total levy of £21.50.
Both charges will apply Monday-Friday from 7am to 6pm.