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Are electric vehicles exempt from congestion charges?


Yes, electric vehicles are generally exempt from congestion charges in the UK.

This applies to the London congestion charge as well as other similar schemes in other cities. However, it's always a good idea to check the specific rules of each scheme as they can vary.

Do electric vehicles pay tolls?

Yes, electric vehicles are required to pay tolls on certain roads and bridges in the UK, just like any other vehicle.

For example, the Dartford Crossing and the M6 Toll both require payment from electric vehicles.

Do electric vehicles pay London congestion charges?

Electric vehicles are currently exempt from London congestion charges.

However, there are some proposed changes to the scheme that could affect electric vehicle owners in the future.

It's always a good idea to check for any changes to the rules and regulations before travelling somewhere with congestion charges.

Do EVs pay for road tax?

No, electric vehicles are currently exempt from paying road tax in the UK. This exemption is set to continue until at least 2025, but it's possible that it could be extended beyond that date.

Do you pay company car tax on electric vehicles?

Yes, you may be required to pay company car tax if you drive an electric vehicle for work.

However, electric vehicles generally have a lower rate of company car tax compared to petrol or diesel vehicles, which can make them an attractive option for businesses.