Hammersmith and Fulham Council has announced that it considering the introduction of new parking charge bands, which will offer financial incentives for the drivers of less-polluting vehicles.
A council spokesperson said: “We believe electric vehicles are the future of travel. It’s better for the planet, reducing exhaust emissions and helping improve air quality.
“Because of this, we want to do all we can to make driving and owning an electric vehicle in H&F as easy as possible.
“We also want to encourage our residents to make the switch so are offering a variety of green permit discounts.”
The new bands could mean that electric vehicles (EVs) will be charged £2.50 an hour to use parking spaces around the borough. Vehicles in compliance with the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) could see prices reduced from £5 an hour to £3.50 per hour, or £4.25 per hour based on the level of their emissions.
Contrastingly, the most polluting vehicles could face fees of up to £6 per hour, due to diesel’s negative impact on local air quality.
The council likewise hopes to make parking more affordable for local residents, and to incentivise the switch to cleaner transport options.