HELPING YOU RUN YOUR PORSCHE
Porsche has introduced its own “scrappage” scheme, offering the equivalent of €5000 off a new four-door Porsche to customers presenting a diesel car. But where do Porsche diesel owners who understandably don’t want to scrap cars of still considerable value stand in relation to the revised London Congestion Charge rules?
All Porsche diesels are at least Euro 4 emissions spec, so they will not be affected by the Toxicity Charge or TCharge being introduced on October 23 2017, costing drivers of pre-euro 4 cars, petrol or diesel, an extra £10 on top of the normal £11.50 Congestion Charge.
However once the Ultra Low Emissions Zone (ULEZ) is introduced in April 2019, the same inner London area as the present Congestion Charge Zone, but operating 24/7 rather than Monday to Friday 7am to 6pm, you’ll need a diesel meeting Euro 6 emissions. These oil burners were introduced in 2105; any petrol car that is Euro 6 and later avoids the extra charge. Use the “VRM checker” on the Transport for London website, tfl.gov.uk, to find out if your Porsche attracts the higher charge.