London — Drivers of the most polluting diesel vehicles will pay a charge to enter central London, starting on Monday, in mayor Sadiq Khan’s latest attempt to crack down on air pollution. The £10 T-Charge targets older, more polluting vehicles that are causing London to have some of the worst air in Europe. Almost 8-million people live in parts of the city where air quality breaches World Health Organisation guidelines, according to Khan’s office. "The shameful scale of the public health crisis London faces, with thousands of premature deaths caused by air pollution, must be addressed," Khan said in an e-mailed statement. "Today marks a major milestone in this journey with the introduction of the T-Charge to encourage motorists to ditch polluting, harmful vehicles." The T-Charge will be paid by most drivers of diesel cars registered before 2006 and is in addition to the city’s existing congestion charge, meaning motorists will pay a total of £21.50 to drive an affected vehicle in cen...

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