The proposed changes to the
congestion charge that would change it from a fixed charge to one based on emissions could prove a boon to small
engined cars, and
like that possibility. Mazda had been projecting that only ten percent of buyers for the new
would select the 1.4L diesel. However if the new changes occur, cars that emit less than 120g/km of CO2 would be exempt from the charges while bigger, thirstier machines could end up paying as much as £25 per day (up from the current fee of £8 per day). So far, aside from some electric "quadricycles" like the Reva G-Wiz, only small
Polo BlueMotion meet that standard. The new Mazda2 would also meet the threshold.
[Source: What Car]