"Four by fours must be taxed off London's roads" say Greens
Londoners are buying more four by fours than anywhere else in the country according to a new survey, even though they need them less. The Greens on the London Assembly have reacted to the news that 16 per cent of new car sales next year could be four by fours, by calling for both the congestion charge and parking fees to rise for large-engined vehicles. This follows a similar call by the RAC Foundation for a new top rate to be introduced for the annual road tax.
Green Party Member of the London Assembly, Jenny Jones, said:
"The Government are unwilling to take action on climate change, so it is up to us in London to do something to stop the rapid growth in larger engine vehicles. All the positive work we are doing to encourage cycling and introduce green buses is being cancelled out by selfish people driving big cars on London's polluted streets. For the sake of the environment, four by fours must be taxed off London's roads. We need to double the congestion charge for these gas-guzzling monsters and introduce a sliding scale of residents parking charges which reward low emission cars and punish the polluters."