Congestion Charge Exempt Cars List

James Hind / February 20, 2012

For 2011 the rules for the congestion charge changed. We’ve compiled this list of all the new cars that are currently exempt from the congestion charge.

By purchasing a car free from the congestion charge you could potentially save £2,500 a year on a London commute. Any car that emits less than 100 grams of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) is exempt from the London congestion charge, these cars are also road tax free, so it's a double bonus!

Below are all the new cars available with engines which emit less than 100g/km CO2, along with the name of engines that are exempt, the prices those engines start at, along with links to a complete guide to each car. Cars are ordered by type (e.g. Estates, Saloons) and then by ascending price.

Jump to a type of car:

Hatchbacks
Convertibles
Saloons
Estates
MPVs

Click the link below each car to see photos, reviews, videos and stats for that car.
 

Hatchbacks

Kia Picanto
Exempt engines: 1.0 1
Price from: £7,740
Kia Picanto guide

Hyundai i10
Exempt engines: 1.0 Blue
Price from: £9,140
Hyundai i10 guide

Smartfortwo
Exempt engines: 1.0 Petrol 71bhp, 0.8 CDI 54bhp
Price from: £9,145
Smart fortwo guide

Toyota iQ
Exempt engine: 1.0 Petrol (VVT-i)
Price from: £10,390
Toyota iQ guide

Fiat 500
Exempt engine: 0.9 TwinAir
Price from: £11,545
Fiat 500 guide

Kia Rio
Exempt engine: 1.1 CRDi EcoDynamic
Price from: £11,840
Kia Rio guide

Peugeot 207
Exempt engine: 1.6 HDi Oxygo
Price from: £12,590
Peugeot 207 guide

Fiat Punto Evo
Exempt engine: 1.3 MultiJet Eco
Price from: £13,140
Fiat Punto Evo guide

Chrysler Ypsilon
Exempt engine: 0.9 TwinAir
Price from: £13,140
Chrysler Ypsilon guide

Skoda Fabia
Exempt engine: 1.2 TDI CR Greenline II
Price from: £13,750
Skoda Fabia guide

Ford Fiesta
Exempt engine: 1.6 TDCi 95 Econetic
Price from: £13,840
Ford Fiesta guide

SEAT Ibiza
Exempt engine: 1.2 TDI CR Ecomotive
Price from: £13,995
Seat Ibiza guide

Vauxhall Corsa
Exempt engine: 1.3 CDTi ecoFLEX (95 PS)
Price from: £14,285
Vauxhall Corsa guide

Audi A1
Exempt engine: 1.6 TDI
Price from: £14,425
Audi A1 guide

MINI One + Cooper Diesel
Exempt engine: 1.6 One D, Cooper D
Price from: £14,425
MINI guide

Citroen DS3
Exempt engine: 1.6 e-HDi Airfdream
Price from: £14,545
Citroen DS3 guide

Volkswagen Polo
Exempt engine: 1.2 TDI Bluemotion
Price from: £14,805
Volkswagen Polo guide

Audi A1 Sportback
Exempt engine: 1.6 TDI
Price from: £14,985
Audi A1 Sportback guide

Citroen C3
Exempt engine: 1.6 e-HDI Airdream
Price from: £15,435
Citroen C3 guide

SEAT Leon
Exempt engine: 1.6 TDI CR 105
Price from: £17,565
SEAT Leon guide

Volkswagen Golf
Exempt engine: 1.6 TDI Bluemotion 105
Price from: £18,790
Volkswagen Golf guide

Audi A3
Exempt engine: 1.6 TDI Stop/Start (99g/km)
Price from: £18,835
Audi A3 guide

Volvo C30
Exempt engine: 1.6 DRIVe Start/Stop(115 PS)
Price from: £18,840
Volvo C30 guide

Toyota Auris Hybrid
Exempt engine: 1.8 VVTi (The only available engine!)
Price from: £19,840
Auris Hybrid guide

Toyota Prius
Exempt engine: 1.8 VVTi (the only engine!)
Price from: £20,790
Toyota Prius guide

Lexus CT200h
Exempt engine: 1.8 Hybrid (The only available engine!)
Price from: £23,430
Lexus CT guide

Nissan Leaf
Exempt engine: The only available engine
Price from: £25,990 (including Goverment subsidy)
Nissan Leaf guide

Citroen DS5
Exempt engine: 2.0 HDi Hybrid4
Price from: £27,545
Citroen DS5 guide
 

Convertibles

Smart fortwo Cabriolet
Exempt engines: 1.0 Petrol 71bhp, 0.8 Diesel 54bhp
Price from: £10,645
Smart fortwo Cabriolet guide

Fiat 500C
Exempt engine: 0.9 TwinAir
Price from: £14,045
Fiat 500C guide

Tesla Roadster
Exempt engine: The only engine available!
Price from: £88,740
Tesla Roadster guide
 

Saloons

Skoda Octavia
Exempt engine: 1.6 TDI Greenline II
Price from: £17,820
Skoda Octavia guide

Volvo S40
Exempt engine: 1.6 DRIVe Start/Stop (115PS)
Price from: £20,440
Volvo S40 guide

Renault Fluence ZE
Exempt engine: 70kW Electric Engine
Price from: £22,440
Renault Fluence ZE guide
 

Estates

Skoda Fabia Estate
Exempt engine: 1.2 TDI CR Greenline II
Price from: £14,365
Skoda Fabia Estate guide

SEAT Ibiza ST
Exempt engine: 1.2 TDI CR Ecomotive
Price from:  £14,645
SEAT Ibiza ST guide

Volvo V50
Exempt engine: 1.6 DRIVe (115)
Price from: £21,949
Volvo V50 guide
 

MPVs

Peugeot 3008
Exempt engine: 2.0 e-HDi Hybrid
Price from: £26,940
Peugeot 3008 guide

Phew, so that's the big list of congestion free cars! We'll update it as more new cars are released, so come back soon.

If you're not sure what new car to buy and have idea where to start then check out our new car chooser, it's so easy!

Last Updated: 17th Feb 2012

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