Parts of the centre of London are full of new virtual/financial barriers to some car owners from today, as Westminster Council activates a separate and additional congestion charge element for people wanting to take diesel cars into some streets.
An extra £2.45 per hour has been added to the extra cost of parking a diesel in some parts of the capital from today, with Westminster Council testing the "D-Charge" scheme in one of its parking zones. This sees a 50 per cent surcharge added to the cost of parking a pre-2015 diesel vehicle on some Marylebone streets, asking drivers to pay £7.35 to park for an hour instead of the usual £4.90, hence the £2.45 penalty. Although you'd think being able to find a parking space right in the middle of London ought to be rewarded.
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