Richmond Council pioneers green parking charges

Sky News reports:

A local authority in London has become the first in the world to charge motorists for parking on the basis of how “green” their vehicle is.

Richmond upon Thames is to charge drivers varying prices based on the carbon dioxide emissions of their vehicle of choice.

The system works for drivers who use the RingGo system to pay for their parking.

Motorists register and pay by phone, and RingGo accesses the DVLA database for each customer’s registration to determine emissions data on the car.

Those who drive gas-guzzlers will pay 25% above the standard rate while those who drive eco-friendly cars will pay 25% less than the standard rate.

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6 Comments

  • Pointless bureaucracy and complication masquerading (not at all convincingly) as being green.

  • Martin Kinsella 2nd Oct '09 - 6:35pm

    More Greenwash, no wonder people are so cynical about it.

  • Terry Gilbert 2nd Oct '09 - 7:25pm

    Good stuff, Richmond! (C-Max 1.6TDCi – 127gm/km)

  • -127gm/km? You’ve got a car that sucks carbon out of the atmosphere?

  • Since I regularly get 25% more mpg than the govt fuel standards by driving carefully, and only drive 6000 miles a year, can I get a discount? Or is it based entirely on nominal values from a govt database?

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