Sadiq Khan mentioned the brand new expanded Extremely Low Emissions Zone which launches from October 25 will carry “well being advantages” to thousands and thousands residing in London. He mentioned no less than six in 10 households within the expanded zone don’t personal a automobile however nonetheless “endure” because of air pollution.
The modifications will see personal petrol and diesel vehicles charged £12.50 per day to make use of the roads on high of the Congestion Cost.
That is priced at £15 per day which means the whole charge will rise to £27.50 inside weeks.
Talking at Mayor’s Query Time, he mentioned the impression on the town’s air high quality can be “speedy”.
He mentioned: “I am excited to be increasing the ULEZ this month.
“It’s going to carry vital well being advantages of unpolluted air to thousands and thousands of Londoners each inside and outdoors the zone.
“However I do know air pollution isn’t just a Central London downside which is why I am increasing the zone as much as the North and South Round roads.
“Six in 10 households within the expanded zone don’t personal a automobile but endure interesting air high quality partially brought on by polluting autos.”
Mr Khan added the brand new ULEZ together with more durable Low Emissions Zones for heavier autos would scale back nitrogen dioxide emissions from autos by 30 % in 2021.
This can imply 92 % of roads London-wide will meet authorized limits for nitrogen dioxide in 2021.
“Together with decarbonising the bus fleet and enabling extra strolling and biking.”
He added: “They’ll be some who oppose us, we’ve acquired to take them on.
“We are going to take them on and take the general public with us.”
Drivers can test if their automobile is suitable with the brand new ULEZ guidelines on-line on the Transport for London web site.
To test a automobile, drivers solely want their registration quantity and should state whether or not their automobile was registered within the UK or overseas.