Does my Toyota qualify for TfL’s new London Congestion Charge Greener Vehicle discount?

Congestion Charge exempt cars

If that’s a question you’ve been asking yourself, we can help you with the answer. Due to changes to the Congestion Charge announced by the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, some Toyota owners may have received letters from Transport for London (TfL) advising them of the new rules.

We can clarify that the 100% Alternative Fuel discount is now closed to new registrations. According to TfL, all vehicles already registered for this discount will continue to receive it until 24 December 2012. However, if the vehicle is sold during this time, the new keeper would not be eligible for the discount.

TfL has introduced a new Greener Vehicle discount. This provides 100% discount on the Congestion Charge for vehicles that emit 100g/km of CO2 or less and meet the Euro 5 standard for air quality. Owners of these vehicles will need to register with TfL for the discount and pay £10 a year per vehicle. The following vehicles in the Toyota range meet this criteria and are eligible for the new discount scheme:

The current (3rd generation) Toyota Prius

Auris Hybrid

2011 model year iQ (1.0-litre petrol engine with manual transmission only)

Update 21 September 2011: to find out more about Toyota’s London Congestion Charge Exempt cars click here.

If you have any questions about the changes to congestion charging, please visit or telephone TfL on 0845 900 1234.

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