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T&E study: EVs can be cheaper for Uber drivers to run than latest diesels in many European capitals

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The sooner Uber and taxis go 100% electric, the sooner citizens will enjoy cleaner air and quieter neighbourhoods, the planet will have less climate-wrecking emissions and drivers will earn more money. In London, the largest market for ride-hailing services in Europe, there were 88,000 active Uber-type drivers in 2018.

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Congestion charge and electric vehicles: Everything you need to know

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You only have to look to the London Congestion Charge for proof of that. What is the London Congestion Charge? The London Congestion Charge was first introduced in 2003. It applies to most vehicles entering central London and is clearly signposted by a large letter ‘C’ within a red circle.

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IMechE report calls for new Clean Air Act in UK

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A new report by the UK-based Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) calls for urgent action to tackle the damage to health caused by air pollution. A 2016 report by the Royal College of Physicians put the annual deaths attributable to outdoor air pollution in the UK at around 40,000.

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Electric Pedicabs - future for London's transport

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London belongs to one of the largest cities in the world. London's undergrounds is one of the most developed in the world but also one of the oldest in the world counting over a 100 years. Overall the benefits that come from electric drives are huge, there is simply no pollution in the direct way, it's quiet and efficient.

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Electric company car tax explained

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The following year this rises to just 2%, keeping the level far below petrol and diesel vehicles, as well as plug-in hybrids. As you can see, EVs offer enormous savings on company car tax compared to petrol and diesel models. Zero Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) charge in London. Zero Congestion Charge in London.

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Understanding Electric Vans & the London Congestion Charge

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One of the key things when it comes to cost is the savings you can make on the London Congestion Charge. The congestion charging scheme was first introduced in central London in 2003, aiming to reduce the amount of traffic in the capital. Vehicles within this criteria must: Meet Euro 6 standards (petrol and diesel).

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London City Commuting: Why an EV makes sense

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It almost seems as though London is against us mere motorists. With some great transport links to take advantage of, having a car in London isn’t always necessary or practical. Why are EVs best for London? Thankfully, the UK Government has taken the crucial step of banning the sale of all new petrol and diesel cars by 2030.

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