Sadiq Khan has asked Transport for London to look into using ULEZ cameras to charge car users in a ‘pay-as-you-drive’ scheme in the capital.
The London Mayor has faced a backlash over the expansion to Outer London, dragging millions more into the orbit of paying £12.50 a day for using polluting from August.
Tory MPs, amid growing signs of unrest within Mr Khan’s own Labour party, have been vocal in their criticism of the scheme, with former Prime Minister Boris Johnson accusing the Mayor of wanting to ‘rake in money from motorists’.
But the Mr Khan has now admitted Transport for London is also looking into developing a scheme in which more ‘sophisticated technology’ could be used to charge road users, The Telegraph reports.
Speaking at the London Assembly this week in response to a question, he added: ‘ANPR cameras could form part of the potential operation of such a scheme but no proposals have been developed.’
Read more: Sadiq Khan plots ‘pay-as-you-drive’ scheme using Ulez cameras: London Mayor asks TFL to look into developing plan to use more ‘sophisticated technology’ to charge road users