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 Post subject: London Congestion charge exemption
PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2021 4:10 pm 
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Hi all

First posting here.

I have recently bought a 2015 A3 e-tron which is a great car, but on registering at the TFL congestion zone site it seems that the A3 e-tron is not exempt, although it seems to qualify with less than 75g/km Co2 emissions, greater than 20 mile electric range, and is a plugin hybrid. The specs suggest that the engine also qualifies under the Euro 6 standard.

Can anyone explain why the A3 e-tron is not exempt, and has anyone challenged this with Transport for London?

Thanks for any comment on this.

Chris


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 Post subject: Re: London Congestion charge exemption
PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2021 4:18 pm 
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As an addendum to the above message, every review I have read about the car before and after buying it states or suggests that the A3 e-tron is exempt from the charge.

There is a change coming in October when exemptions will no longer include PHEVs but only apply to fully electric vehicles, but this shouldn't apply yet.

Chris


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 Post subject: Re: London Congestion charge exemption
PostPosted: Sun Jul 25, 2021 3:50 am 
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Hi,
just looked at this... if you go direct to the application site, all vehicles seem to have the same charge. I tested pure electric and fully petrol, and all had the same charge.

However the found that you have to apply separately for the Cleaner Vehicle discount

https://tfl.gov.uk/modes/driving/cc-cvd-before-you-begin?sourceRoutingKey=discounts-and-exemptions

I haven't actually tried as I'm not planning to drive into central London, and registration looks pretty complicated and you have to setup an account 1st.

good luck


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 Post subject: Re: London Congestion charge exemption
PostPosted: Sun Jul 25, 2021 5:12 pm 
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Hi - thanks - I discovered this after my posting above. I applied for the discount successfully with a copy of the V5. However it looks like it will change in October and hybrids will no longer qualify, with only pure electric vehicles getting the discount.

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