Vehicle fumes

Cleaner fuels and vehicles

Petrol and diesel engines

Petrol and Diesel engines both emit carbon dioxide (CO2) (a green house gas) and local air pollutants which can cause concern due to their effect on our health.

Types of cleaner fuels and vehicles

Types of cleaner fuels and vehicless available in the UK that offer significant environmental benefits and have lower running costs include:

  • Electric vehicles
  • Electric hybrid vehicles
  • LPG (Liquified Petroleum Gas)
  • CNG (Compressed Natural Gas)
  • Biomethane
  • Fuel cell vehicles

More about cleaner fuels and vehicles

VCA (Executive Agency of the Department for Transport) has information on alternative fuels.

Information on electric vehicle grants (GOV.UK).

Some cars running on cleaner fuels including electricity are eligible for a 100% discount from the London Congestion Charge and may also receive tax concessions and other rebates.

The electric vehicle charging points operated by the Council are now part of the electric vehicle charging network for London, Source London. Locations of all charging points available for use across London as part of the network, and details of how to become a member and start using the charging points are provided on their website.

Location of electric vehicle charging points within the borough.

Availability of LPG

View outlets who supply LPG.

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