Major Kudos: Sadiq Khan unveils plans for extra charge on London’s most polluting cars

July 5th, 2016 Comments Off on Major Kudos: Sadiq Khan unveils plans for extra charge on London’s most polluting cars

Older, dirtier carsIn Israel: Seen #battery swap station with me own two eyes @btrplc great feat. More ev free parking+charging needs be!. Read more ... » will have to pay a £10Budget 2015: new road repair fund and car tax overhaul. Read more ... » pollutionUEL student prepares for Dragons' Den style competition for low-carbon entrepreneurs. Read more ... » chargeTesla promises electric car revolution. Read more ... » to drive in central LondonIn Israel: Seen #battery swap station with me own two eyes @btrplc great feat. More ev free parking+charging needs be!. Read more ... », according to plans set out by Sadiq Khan on Tuesday.

The charge, on top of the existing £11Nissan reaches 10,000 Leaf electric car sales in UK. Read more ... ».50 congestionThe #London congestion charge rules are set to change to favour electric cars.. Read more ... » charge, would apply from 2017 to cars first sold before 2005. The mayor of London’s proposals to tackle the capital’s “toxic” airHope Its True: 40% Cut In UK Oil Imports From EVs?. Read more ... » also include a big expansion of a planned Ultra Low Emissions Zone(ULEZConsultation Update : Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) in London. Read more ... ») and a faster roll-out of cleaner buses.

Cities are growing around the worldSunderland Nissan #LEAF production begins today. Read more ... » and air pollution is rising, but some are taking action. In ParisLondon's Olympic Park To Be Venue For Electric Car Race Series?. Read more ... »polluting cars are now banned on weekdays.

“With nearly 10,000 people dying early every year in London due to exposure to air pollution*Applauds* California Zero Emissions Car Target May Hit 100% By 2030. Read more ... », cleaning up London’s toxic air is now an issueGreen motorists motivated by money (and environment benefits). Read more ... » of lifeAre EVs better for the environment?. Read more ... » and death,” said Khan. “It is the 60th anniversary of the Clean Air Act of 1956, which was passed following the great London smogs of the 1950s. TodaySunderland Nissan #LEAF production begins today. Read more ... » we face another pollution public health emergency in London and now it’s our turn to act.”

Khan launched a consultation on the proposals at Great Ormond Street hospital for children, whose chief executive, Dr Peter Steer, said: “The mayor’s drive to clean up the capital’s air is fantastic newsNice One Cornwall: Electric car charging points to be installed at Redruth and Truro rail stations. Read more ... » for our patients and staff. Children living in highly polluted areas are four times more likely to have reduced lung function in adulthood, yet improving air quality has been shown to halt and reverse this effect.”

Air pollution causes 40Good. Speedy charging driving a global boom in electric cars. Read more ... »,000 early deaths across the country every year and was in April labelled a “public health emergency” by a cross-party committee of MPs. The governmentTesla promises electric car revolution. Read more ... » is facing a new legal challenge over the adequacy of its plans to tackle the issue, having already lost a previous case in 2015.

Khan recently published researchResearch reveals predicted electric car boom at UK hot spot cities. Read more ... » showing many schools in the capital are in areas exceeding safe legal pollution levels. His plan to cut air pollution includes extending the ULEZ, which will charge polluting cars and lorries from 2019, beyond central LondonIn Central London, the black cab alone generates 34% of the total exhaust particulates created by all motorised transportation.... Read more ... » to the North and South Circular roads. Drivers would not pay both the ULEZ and the new £10 charge and the latter will not apply to taxis.

The new plan will also develop a detailed proposal for a national diesel scrappage schemeNumber of ultra-low emission vehicles breaks 25,000 barrier. Read more ... », which the government would have to implement. A scrappage scheme – paying owners to scrap their dirty cars – is supported by some MPs but other groups argue the money would be better spent supporting public transport and cycling and walking.

“Just as in the 1950s, air pollution in London today is literally killing Londoners. But unlike the smoky pollution of the past, today’s pollution is a hidden killer,” said Khan. “The scale of the failure to tackle the problem is demonstrated by the failure of the government and the previous mayor [Boris Johnson] to meet legal pollution limits. Urgent action is now needed.”

Alan Andrew, a lawyer at ClientEarth, the group suing the government, said: “The announcement from the mayor shows clear ambition to clean up London’s dirty air. It should send a clear message to the UKNice One Cornwall: Electric car charging points to be installed at Redruth and Truro rail stations. Read more ... » government that a [new], ambitious and bold Clean Air ActSource London: what the next Mayor will do for London's electric charging network. A word from candidates.... Read more ... » is needed soEcotricity's Electric Highway Grid in UK is to grow and cover entire UK motorway network. Read more ... » that the whole country can breathe cleaner air.”

However, Tony Devenish, a ConservativeSource London: what the next Mayor will do for London's electric charging network. A word from candidates.... Read more ... » member of the London assemblyBoris Johnson: 'I delivered every single one of my green pledges'. Read more ... », said: “We all wantUSA: LEAF “No Charge To Charge” Program Now Live. Read more ... » to tackle NO2 emissionsNick Clegg: Making Britain number one for ultra low emission vehicles. Read more ... » but most vehiclesTesla promises electric car revolution. Read more ... » built after 2005 perform just as poorly as those built before so the cut-off dateGo Aberdeen: Electric vehicle no charge cost to continue in Aberdeen. Read more ... » is meaningless. Small businessNorth East UK: Green electrical firm provides free home car-charging kit. Read more ... » owners and ‘white van drivers’ with older companyTesla promises electric car revolution. Read more ... » vehicles will effectively be taxed for travelling into the capital to workFree? Why Electric Cars may soon be even more Cost Effective. Read more ... » – that cannot#ElectricCar sales in #UK expected to double in 2013 as prices start to fall. #EV #london #green #eco. Read more ... » be right.”

Kay Boycott, chief executive of Asthma UK, also welcomed Khan’s plans: “Air pollution, in particular trafficOne in Four Would Consider Buying an Electric Car. Read more ... » pollution, plays a role in both triggering asthma attacks and causing asthma in both children and adults, affecting 600,000 people in London.”

She said data from Public Health EnglandGood News Manchester: Charging ahead with electric infrastructure. Read more ... » shows that high pollution levelsElectric car charging points spark debate (AGAIN). Read more ... » create peaks in emergency hospitalisations and visits to GPs. Prof John Middleton, at the Faculty of Public Health, said: “It is disproportionately the poorest of our communities which are most exposed and vulnerable to air pollution.”

Anna Jones, at Greenpeace, said: “Sadiq Khan is taking bold action to clean up after the carIn Israel: Seen #battery swap station with me own two eyes @btrplc great feat. More ev free parking+charging needs be!. Read more ... » industry who have got away with polluting our cities for far too long#ElectricCar sales in #UK expected to double in 2013 as prices start to fall. #EV #london #green #eco. Read more ... ». We now know that carmakers lied and cheated about their emissions and were allowed to sell cars that spew out way more toxic pollution than officially meant to. We now need the UK governmentUltra Low Emission Zone. Read more ... » to take their share of responsibility and force carmakers to clean up their act.”

 

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