The T Charge in London: All that you need to know about the new charge.
Effective from today, Monday the 23rd of October 2017, vehicles would need to pay a T – Charge, otherwise known as Toxic Charge to drive in London.
Why the T Charge has been introduced?
It is to improve the air quality in London as the city’s pollution level in recent years has breached the EU limits.-
Who needs to pay for the T – Charge?
Vehicles of all sorts such as buses, lorries cars and vans would need to pay a T Charge if they do not meet the Euro 4/IV emissions standards. If your vehicle was registered before 1 January 2006 then there is a good chance that you would need to pay the T Charge.
What about quad bikes?
Unless your quad bikes and motorised cycle meet the Euro 3 emission standard, you will need to pay the charge.
What about the motor bikes – do they need to pay the T Charge?
Motorbikes are currently not subject to the T Charge.
How do I know if my vehicle meets or does not meet the Euro 4/IV emissions standards?
You can check if your vehicle would need to pay the T Charge or not by going on the Transport for London’s website
Who is exempt from paying the T Charge?
Motorbikes, taxis and vehicles for private hires currently do not have to pay the T Charge.
How much is the T Charge?
The charge will set you back at £11.50 a day on top of the daily congestion charge to drive in London.
Which areas in London are affected by the T Charge?
In the same areas where currently the Congestion Charge applies
What time and days does the T Charge applies on?
The T Charge is payable from 7 in the morning to 6 in the evening from Monday to Friday.
How do I find if my vehicle was registered before or after 1 January 2006?
It should be in your vehicle registration certificate (V5C), the Euro emission standard for newer vehicle can be found in section D.2.
How to pay the T-charge?
You can pay by visiting the Transport of London website or by seting up the auto pay system.
What if I miss a payment after I have driven in the T Charge Zones?
If you fail to pay by midnight on the day of your driving in the charge zones, you would receive a Penalty Charge Notice.