Electric vehicle drivers will have to pay London’s £15-a-day congestion charge, Transport for London (TfL) says.

EVs including cars and vans will be subject to the same £15-a-day fee that is currently being paid by other drivers from Christmas Day, 2025.

Electric vehicles currently pay a lower charge of just £10 a year to travel through Congestion Charge Zone areas including Westminster, Holborn, Farringdon, Marylebone and the City, across the capital.

Around 112,000 vehicles are currently registered for the Cleaner Vehicle Discount (CVD), previously known as the ultra-low-emission discount (ULED).

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Mayor of London Sadiq Khan introduced the exemption for EVs in a bid to get more drivers to switch to EVs.

TFL said that extending the congestion fee to all vehicles will improve traffic flow on roads in the centre of the capital.

A TfL spokesperson said: “Ending the Cleaner Vehicle Discount from 25 December 2025 will maintain the effectiveness of the Congestion Charge, which is in place to manage traffic and congestion in the heart of London.”

In March this year, it was revealed TfL buildings and depots were in line to get a green upgrade, courtesy of a £16 million plus government grant.

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