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64 Days To Secure Three Years Of Charge - Free London Motoring With A Low Emissions Toyota Or Lexus

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LONDON – April 29, 2013: The countdown has started: motorists wanting to maximise charge-free access to central London have just 64 days to register a low emissions Toyota or Lexus, ahead of new rules coming into force.

Time may be tight, but there’s a great range of 24 models to choose from in the Toyota and Lexus line-up, ranging from budget-friendly, ultra-compact city cars to the luxury of Lexus’s CT200h full hybrid and the seven-seat Prius+ MPV.

The new London Congestion Charge rules have brought the qualifying CO2 emissions figure down to 75g/km. But owners can still register a new or existing vehicle that qualifies under the previous 100g/km limit up to 28 June. Their exemption will continue for a three-year transition period, ending on 24 June 2016.

Toyota’s remarkable Prius Plug-in, with its best-of-both-worlds full hybrid system’s petrol engine and rechargeable lithium-ion battery, will cruise on unimpeded (and silently) through the centre of London, as it will still be charge-exempt thanks to its 49g/km CO2 rating.