If you need help or advice about any of the discounts and exemptions, call us on 0845 900 1234.
Cars which emit 100g/km or less of CO2 and that meet the Euro 5 standard for air quality qualify for a 100 per cent discount.
You can check the C02 emissions of your car on the V5C registration document. Any car registered as new with the DVLA on or after 1 January 2011 is deemed to meet the Euro 5 standard.
Some cars registered before this date will also meet the Euro 5 standard - please check our eligible vehicle list for vehicles registered before 1 January 2011.
Light commercial vehicles under 3500kg gross vehicle weight (category N1) are not eligible for greener vehicle discount.
Those driving or considering purchasing a new or current vehicle model can check its CO2 emissions (g/km) and Euro Standard with the franchised dealer or the vehicle manufacturer of the car to ensure that it meets the GVD criteria.
Additional information is available on the Directgov website.
Electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles
To qualify for this discount, your vehicle must be registered with the Driver Licensing and Vehicle Agency (DVLA) and have a fuel type of 'electric' (you can check this on the V5C registration document the DVLA sent you). Alternatively, it can be a 'plug-in hybrid' vehicle and listed on the TfL-approved list of eligible vehicles below.
|Eligible plug-in hybrid vehicles||Availability|
|Chevrolet Volt||On sale now|
|Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid||On sale now|
|Vauxhall Ampera||On sale now|
Source London is a new citywide electric vehicle charging network. The new scheme will see 1,300 charging points across London by 2013.
Owners of electric vehicles will be able to register to use Source London for an annual membership fee of £10 per vehicle. Find out more on the Source London website
Vehicles with nine or more seats
You need to register with us for your 100 per cent discount if you drive a vehicle with nine or more seats that is not licensed with the DVLA as a bus (taxation classes 'buses' and 'reduced pollution buses').
You also need to register with us if your vehicle with nine or more seats is registered in Northern Ireland or the European Economic Area.
Renewing your nine seat discount
If you're renewing your discount we'll send you a renewal form. If you have lost your renewal form please call 0845 900 1234.
If you drive a motor tricycle which is one metre or less wide, and two metres or less long, you're eligible for a 100 per cent discount.
To register, apply in writing and enclose photographs of the vehicle (front, back and side) showing the Vehicle Registration Mark (VRM) along with a copy of the registration document (V5C) and a £10 registration charge.
Post to: Transport for London, Congestion Charging, P O Box 4780, Worthing, BN11 9PQ
Roadside recovery vehicles
To qualify for this 100 per cent discount the vehicle must be registered with the DVLA and have a taxation class of 'recovery vehicle'.