Drivers who opt for lower emission or electric vehicles will receive a discount at a car park in London, thanks to a new ‘green tariff’.
Carpark operator Citipark has announced the tariff based on the emissions of the vehicles parking at its Clipstone Street branch in London’s Congestion Zone.
It will use APT Skidata’s software to assess a vehicle’s emissions upon entry to the car park and charge accordingly.
Those vehicles emitting less than or equal to 75g/km of CO2 will qualify for the new tariff, which will be discounted automatically by as much as 20% compared to the regular tariff – typically at around £5 an hour.
Similar to London Mayor Sadiq Khan’s T-Charge, which will see the most polluting vehicles pay £10 to enter the capital from later this year, Citipark hopes the new tariff will help combat air pollution.
Ben Ziff, Managing Director at CitiPark said: “We believe that the infrastructures supporting the automotive industry and government green agendas should also be adopting the same forward thinking approach. We are investing a great deal into our London car parks at the moment, not just aesthetically but operationally too.”
Last month the mayor also announced plans to introduce a daily fine on the most polluting vehicles that drive through central London from 2019.