Congestion charge exemption - CO2 levels

Meeting: 
MQT on 2012-07-04
Session date: 
July 4, 2012
Reference: 
2012/1993
Question By: 
Stephen Knight
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Does TfL's plan to tighten the carbon dioxide level at which cars can travel within the congestion zone for free risk having an adverse impact on levels of nitrogen oxides (NOx) and particulate matter (PM10)? Do you anticipate any increase in the number of diesel vehicles being purchased as a result of this policy?

Answer

Answer for Congestion charge exemption - CO2 levels

Answer for Congestion charge exemption - CO2 levels

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The current Greener Vehicle Discount for the Congestion Charging Zone requires a car to meet both an air quality standard of Euro V, which includes limits for both NOx and particulate matter, as well as a carbon dioxide standard before qualifying for a discount. Any changes to this measure will consider the impacts on all relevant pollutants.

Any proposals related to the congestion charge would be subject to statutory public consultation before I approved any changes.