Will diesel cars soon be banned in London?

My wife is worried that a diesel car won’t be able to drive in central London in the near future. Is this the case?

Asked on 28 October 2020 by parcelcarfreddy

Answered by Andrew Brady
Some cities worldwide are banning diesel vehicles in 2025. This is not currently the case for London - although some organisations are calling on the Mayor of London to impose such a ban. Currently, Central London is covered by the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) which means your car will have to meet strict emission standards or you'll have a pay a charge every time you enter (£12.50 for cars). Modern Euro 6 diesels meet the standards.
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