Thousands of motorists have been left waiting for the scrappage plan to end before the auto tax changes later this month.
CHANGES TO CAR TAXES are expected by the end of the month, as some drivers have yet to obtain assistance with their automobiles.
On October 25, London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) will be enlarged, encompassing much of central and outside London.
Non-compliant vehicles face a daily fine of £12.50, as the zone now extends up to, but does not include, the North Circular Road (A406) and the South Circular Road (A407) (A205).
This means that tourist-less parts of London, such as Shoreditch, Camden, Greenwich, and others, will be included in the extended zone.
If you drive non-compliant lorries, buses, coaches, or other bigger vehicles, you could be fined £100.
To help drivers in London ditch their older, more polluting vehicles and achieve the needed emissions levels, Transport for London provides a number of programs.
If you live in one of the 32 London boroughs or the City of London and receive certain means-tested or non-means-tested disability payments, you can apply for a subsidy to destroy your car or motorcycle.
Vehicles and motorbikes may be eligible for a subsidy of between £1,000 and £2,000.
Another scheme for vans and minibuses offered a payment of between £7,000 and £9,500, however it was halted due to high demand and a lack of cash.
The same is true for large vehicles, which were eligible for a subsidy of up to £15,000.
Thousands of drivers who requested assistance in scrapping their car, however, have had their applications delayed or denied.
TfL has received 19,594 applications, accepted 8,132, and paid out on only 6,854 of them, according to the latest numbers.
TfL said £13.1 million has been allocated so far, with London mayor Sadiq Khan setting aside a total scrappage budget of £61 million.
Every day, some 138,000 automobiles, vans, and lorries will have to pay the fee.
Any petrol automobile registered with the DVLA after 2005 is likely to fulfill the required criteria, however the TfL’s ULEZ tester should be used to double-check.
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Cars and vans that run on gasoline should fulfill the Euro 4 standard, which means they emit one gram of carbon monoxide per kilometer.
After 2015, diesel cars must reach the Euro 6 standard, whereas motorcycles must satisfy the Euro 4 standard. “Brinkwire News Summary.”