Thursday 20 January 2011

No congestion charge for Volkswagen drivers

The Volkswagen retailer in Harlow welcomes the changes to the London new Greener Vehicle Discount (GVD) which exempts environmentally friendly motorists from the congestion charge.

Abridge Harlow is confident it will help to encourage more drivers to purchase cleaner and CO2 efficient cars.

Drivers of the Polo 1.2 and Golf 1.6 BlueMotion TDI will now meet the GVD requirements and are exempt from the charge, since its introduction on January 4, 2011.

Ashley Humphreys, brand manager at Abridge Harlow, said: “The BlueMotion vehicles can now help commuters save money in more ways than one.

“Its innovative technology and more efficient engine means the Polo 1.2 and Golf 1.6 BlueMotion TDI uses less fuel emitting just 91g/km and 99g/km of C02 respectively.

“As the daily congestion zones costs has increased the BlueMotion vehicles will not only save motorists money at the pumps but also save them from the congestion charge all together.

“Ironically a motorist driving into the congestion zone on a daily basis would spend more a month than on the average finance package for a Polo 1.2 BlueMotion TDI.”

The new Greener Vehicle Discount provides a 100 per cent congestion charge discount for cars that emit 100g/km of CO2 or less and meet the Euro 5 standard for air quality. Car owners are required to register with the Transport of London and make an annual payment of £10 to be entitled to the discount.

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