HELP­ING YOU RUN YOUR PORSCHE

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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.

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