London becomes first city to implement 24×7 pollution charge zone
London became the first city in the world to implement a Ultra Low Emission Zone for 24×7 hours a week, inside which vehicles will have to meet tough emissions standards or get charged. This zone aims to reduce toxic air pollution and protect public health. Motorists who drive into the zone in a vehicle that does not meet the new emission standard will have to pay a daily charge.
Topics: Atmosphere of Earth • Electronic toll collection • Emission standards • Environmental protection • London congestion charge • London low emission zone • Low-emission zone • Motoring taxation in the United Kingdom • Natural environment • Pollution • Transportation planning