That is undoubtedly what it is aimed to do..... I also see this as a covert measure to help push the purchase pf electric vehicles.
Yes I have actually been written to twice. Both times I thought it was extremely helpful because at the time I had absolutely nothing to light the fire with. The man is just a wankhan. I live just outside the zone and work inside it. At £57.50 PW I won’t be able to afford to go to work. My 20min commute become an hour and a half on public transport. My 07 120 sails through the Mot giving me no legitimate reason to sell it. As a man in my sixties this D4D was going to see me to the grave. Looks like social security it is then.Good morning to all you large engined Toyota fans. I have just received a letter from The Mayor of London, addressed to me in name and as the owner or a 1997, diesel, 4200cc Landcuiser. He has politely informed me that my beloved vehicle fails to meet the high standard required to drive into London. Reading between the lines, I think that he is hinting that I wont be able to drive anywhere else on this Sceptered Isle. (Only Radio 4 Churchillian Types will understand that statement and that excludes Mayor Khan).
The interesting point about this letter, it is addressed to me, a Northern, white working class, straight talking, probably a most obnoxious type of person, A Yorkshire Man, who has absolutely no intention of going to London, either in my Toyota, foot , train, bus, horse, bicycle etc. And a confused one at that. Am I on my own, singled out, upon receiving this polite letter from Mayor Khan or have others in 'Toyota Landcruiser Land' received 'The Letter'?......... Just interested.
One might hope 700,000 car drivers would all chip in and get a hit put on Kahn.......probably cheaper per head than replacing their cars by miles...Has anyone seen any figures on how many cars are likely to be affected? I think it's roughly diesels older than 10 years and petrol older than 19? Suspect a Land Cruiser forum doesn't give a very representative sample of anecdotes.
EDIT. OK, I googled. 700,000; a lot more than I expected.