Driving in Central London is very expensive as alongside the usual costs of running a car, you must also pay the Congestion charge. It costs £11.50 per day if you drive your car within the charging zone between 7am and 6pm Monday to Friday. There is no charge outside those times. The charge was brought in to try and reduce the amount of traffic on the roads which create CO2 emissions. There are exemptions:
The other group of vehicles exempt from the charge are certain types of electric vehicles. The Government offers lots of financial incentives such as no road tax
to try and encourage people to swap their petrol/diesel vehicles for an electric one. The biggest disadvantage as far as I can see is that they can only cover a fairly short distance before needing to be recharged. I spotted this recharging point in West London but I haven't noticed that many recharging points. Maybe I need to look more carefully. Does anyone out there own an electric vehicle?
I never drive into Central London as public transport is good enough for all my needs.