Cities - 22/September/2021

A different kind of vehicle charging to cut emissions

Low-emissions zones are a popular feature in many European cities, with more than 260 schemes in operation across the continent. But with questions over their efficacy, authorities are turning to other approaches to curb emissions from city centres and promote the use of transport that uses clean energy

Congestion charging can cut pollution and vehicle numbers but is much harder to implement


NET-ZERO AMBITION These schemes are effective, but experts say they are just one step along the way to eliminating emissions and pollution altogether

CONGESTION CHARGE Taxing vehicles based on their emissions is a more effective and equitable way of removing harmful gasses from city centres

KEY QUOTE Tolls are effective in the simultaneous mitigation of congestion and pollution ...

 

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