Islington Council’s New Diesel Charge

Islington London Council are introducing a new tax from early next year which is to charge each car with an hourly charge of £2 for visitor parking.

The charge is made to diesel hybrids and Euro 6 diesels. The council is also looking to ban all diesel cars by 2025 in the Greater London area. In the meantime pick up your car hire from London Heathrow Airport on arrival into the UK to explore the countryside.

The reduction of harmful emissions is the ultimate aim of the council who is backing the Mayor of London policy.

An extimated 25% of the 1.5 million vehicles used by short term visitors are believed to be diesel.

The council believes the health of their residents is important as many of the deaths are caused by diesel emissions causing cancer, respiratory diseases and cardiovascular diseases.