Birmingham City Council has revealed it plans to introduce a new Clean Air Zone (CAZ) in the city, from January 2020.
The new CAZ seeks to help the city reduce levels of NO2 and will operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week, covering all roads in Birmingham City Centre.
Charges set out under the scheme range from £8 per day for LGVs and taxis (Hackney Carriages & Private Hire), to £50 per day for HGVs, with no charge for motorcycles, mopeds or scooters.
|Cars, Taxis (Hackney Carriages & Private Hire), LGVs||£8 per day|
|HGVs, coaches and buses||£50 per day|
Exceptions to the proposed Birmingham City Centre CAZ charges will apply to vehicles that meet certain criteria, depending on the fuel type, as follows:
- Diesel – Euro 6 (VI) standard or better (most new registrations after 1 September 2015)
- Petrol or LPG added to original petrol engine – Euro 4 standard or better (most new registrations after 1 January 2006)
- Gas – Euro 6 (VI) standard or better
- Fully electric or hydrogen fuel cell – all are compliant and avoid CAZ charges
- Hybrid electric – the diesel/petrol engine must meet the relevant criteria above
For further information on the Birmingham CAZ, click here.