- Dec 7, 2012
London congestion charge could shift to exempt only EVs
Such a move would boost congestion-charge revenue, which totals about 169 million pounds ($271 million) a year, and may help plug-in vehicle sales as well. General Motors affiliate Vauxhall has sold only 450 Amperas (the Chevrolet Volt sister vehicle) despite the fact that the model won the European Car of the Year award earlier this year.
In July, Transport for London reported that deadbeat drivers owned about $270 million in late congestion-fee charges. The city had sent out about 200,000 letters during the past three years threatening legal action to those who won't pay.