Low-emissions zones

London, which introduced a congestion charge in 2003, was due to begin charging a pollution fee on lorries, buses and coaches entering a ‘low emissions zone’ earlier this month.

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[mailchimp_signup][/mailchimp_signup]Growing interest in low emissions zones has led to a website which aims to promote best practice and enable people to see how the different schemes work.

A Low Emissions Zone (LEZ) is defined as an area where the most polluting vehicles are either charged or banned from the zone at certain times. It is thought there are around 70 municipalities in Europe which have or are preparing an LEZ.

The website www.lowemis-sionzones.eu shows where the zones are, what kind of vehicle can drive in them, what the emissions requirements are, and how to register to enter.