Commuters face uncertainty on how they could be affected by the roll out of clean air zones in Britain’s cities.
To help motorists understand if they have to pay a levy, automotive data expert hpi has launched a free online tool to check the Euro emissions rating of a vehicle.
RAC Survey findings
An RAC survey revealed that 38 percent of motorists had not even heard of the Euro Emission Standard classification system, and 64 percent of those who had were not sure what category their vehicle fitted into.
The RAC advised that there was no easy way of finding out a vehicle’s Euro emissions standard.
£10 central London toxicity T-Charge
A £10 toxicity T-Charge has been put into place in central London for vehicles which do not meet the Euro 4 standard, generally those registered before 2006. The Government has also given local councils the power to bring in clean air zones with charges for the worst polluting vehicles.
Fernando Garcia, consumer director at hpi, said;
“The changing legislation around vehicle emissions can give motorists a real headache and leave them out of pocket. Our new online check is completely free and allows motorists to check the emissions standard of their vehicle and potentially avoid a fine.”
As the vehicles which do not meet the Euro 4 standard are generally those registered before 2006, if you lease a new car or van from Rosedale Leasing, you won’t have the worry about paying clean air penalty charges. You can browse our website for the very best contract hire and lease deals or call one of our team today to discuss your requirements on 0845 148 3012.
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