Congestion charge exempt cars 2016
Below is a list of new cars which are exempt from paying the Congestion Charge in 2016, updated weekly from the Next Green Car database. All models that meet both Euro 5 emissions standards and have official CO2 g/km less than or equal to 75 qualify for the 100% Ultra Low Emission Discount. Under this scheme most plug-in hybrids and electric vehicles are currently exempt.
For more details on the charge and criteria which is used to select the congestion charge exempt cars go to our main Congestion Charge page. To search for low emission cars by other criteria please use the new car search.
London Congestion Charge
The London Congestion Charge, was introduced by the then mayor of London, Ken Livingstone in February 2003 with the aim of reducing traffic congestion in London. Initially £5, the price was increased to £8 per day in July 2005, £10 in January 2011 and now the daily charge is £11.50.
Paid by drivers travelling within the Congestion Charge Zone in London, it operates between 7am and 6pm, Monday-Friday. There is no charge on weekends, public holidays, between Christmas Day and New Year's Day inclusive. Discounted passes are available for regular users and residents.