Porsche says C-Charge will hit sales

  • Porsche says sales could fall by 11%
  • New C-Charge due in October to blame
  • Dealerships also concerned
Porsche is worried its UK sales could fall by 11% if the revised C-charge happens
Porsche is worried its UK sales could fall by 11% if the revised C-charge happens
Porsche is worried that the introduction of the new Congestion Charge in London this October could have a dramatic impact on its sales.

The new Congestion Charge plans would mean that cars emitting over 225g/km of CO2 are charged £25 a day to enter the capital. Porsche says the charge is unfair and disproportionate, so it has applied for a judicial review to the High Court.

If Porsche doesn't win the judicial review, it fears its UK sales could drop by 11%. The figures were revealed in documents seen by the Telegraph newspaper.

Pendragon Premier, a high-end car dealer based in London, is also challenging the proposals. It says it will face £180,000 in higher congestion charge costs if the plans go ahead, forcing it to close.
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