Avoid the fees to drive in Central London with a Congestion Charge-exempt car. If you are having to look at returning to work but wanting to avoid public transport to stay safe, why not look at buying a Congestion Charge-exempt car or van? As the congestion charge rises there has never been a better time for those who commute in to London to look at alternative fuel vehicles. Congestion Charge-Exempt vehicles will not only save you money and keep you safe, but may even work out as a cheaper method of travel than public transport for some commuters.
If you drive into central London on weekdays, then you'll be obliged to pay the Congestion Charge. Costing £11.50 a day (or £10.50 if you set up an Auto Pay account), or around £2,500 in a working year.
Therefore, why not have a look at some Congestion Charge-exempt cars? If you’re commuting into the capital Monday to Friday between 7am and 6pm when the charge is in effect, then you could in effect drive around London for free* - avoiding other emissions-related charges such as the ULEZ - if you choose an electric or hybrid-powered car.
free* minus the annual £10 TFL fee.
If you're looking to make even more savings, bear in mind that electric cars also qualify for a government electric car grant, worth up to £3,000 off the purchase price.
Have a look below to see what Congestion Charge Free vehicles are available at Wilsons.
Compact, comfortable and agile, the Renault Zoe was made for London’s congested roads. The Zoe boasts an impressive 186-mile real-world driving range.
64kWh model with 204hp and up to 279 miles of range. You're able to charge the Kona Electric to 80% in just 54 minutes using a 100kW charger.
With the capability of doing 186 miles between charges, it’s perfect for a typical London commute. There is also the more expensive LEAF e+ which packs a claimed range of 236 miles.
Plus with the Nissan switch up campaign, you can trade in your old Nissan and get up to £6000* towards your new vehicle.
The new Hyundai Ioniq comes with a with 170 Miles of range and attain an 80-percent recharge in just under one hour when using a fast-charging station.
We even have Electric Vans available, with the e-nv200. Smooth, practical and incredibly efficient, with a maximum range of 187 miles in city conditions**