Southampton City Council has abandoned plans to charge vehicles to enter its proposed clean air zone (CAZ). It said £15m-worth of air quality projects already in action over the past three years have slashed nitrogen dioxide (NOx) levels by 24% in the most polluted areas. These include cleaner city buses, freight consolidation, cleaner fuels used at the port and the introduction of low-emission taxis. The council has also proposed a series of measures it said would further reduce NOx to […]
Sheffield City Council has revealed plans for a clean air zone (CAZ), which will see non Euro-6 HGVs paying a £50 daily charge to access its inner ring road while cars go free.
Featherstone, West Yorkshire-based vehicle operator Brian Yeardley Continental has said it is “very disappointed” that new Euro-6 trucks cannot be delivered by some vehicle suppliers in the UK yet.
Trade associations have warned that London’s ULEZ will severely disadvantage, or even bankrupt, operators that work in the city when it begins in 2019.