Wednesday, November 15, 2006

London Gets Tough of SUVs

In what is likely the world's most aggressive action against SUV's, London mayor Ken Livingstone has unveiled plans to charge the highest polluting vehicles £25 per day to drive in the central city. Meanwhile, cars with the lowest emissions, including electric vehicles and hybrids would receive a 100% exemption.

Mr Livingstone said they would have three years to trade their cars in for less polluting vehicles, and those considering the purchase of a Band G (high emission) vehicle should consider the additional cost.

The move is both correct and visionary for placing the costs of carbon emissions where they belong - on the consumers who choose polluting vehicles over efficient one.

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