Motorists who plan to drive within London's Congestion Charge zone are being urged to consider their new car purchases carefully in light of the forthcoming 25 fee for high-emitting vehicles.
The new charging scheme comes into force on October 27, with cars that emit more than 225g/km of carbon dioxide being hit with a 25 charge. Cars that emit 120-224g/km will pay 8 and those emitting less than 120g/km will have the fee waived.
However, new car buyers are being urged to check emissions figures carefully before buying to avoid being caught out.
Whatcar.com lists all emissions figures in the 'Running Costs' section of each car review.