SEAT Playing Congestion Charge-free Game

SEAT joins the list of automotive producers that allow British drivers to leave the London Congestion Charge behind, offering two models that are eligible for the new 100 percent reduction for eco vehicles.

As you probably know, the daily Congestion Charge has been increased from GBP8 to GBP10, but the Euro V vehicles that emit less than 100 grams of CO2 per km are exempted from this. SEAT is offering two vehicles that are eligible for this, the Ibiza E Ecomotive and Leon E Ecomotive.

The Ibiza E Ecomotive is the greenest of the green in SEAT’s range, with a CO2 rating of just 92 g/km.  Its eye-catching combined fuel economy of 80.7 mpg, meanwhile, means that even with diesel set to rise to around £1.32 per litre at the pumps – an eye-watering £5.99 a gallon in ‘old money’ – a range of almost 800 miles will still cost only around £60.  This impressive display of parsimony applies to the Ibiza E Ecomotive, whether it’s the slick SC (three-door), practical 5dr or roomy new ST (estate) model,” stated the press release.

Not only do the E Ecomotive models allow for a Congestion Charge exemption, but they also qualify for a GBP0 Road Fund Licence each year, allowing for further savings.

Considering it is a family-sized car, the Leon E Ecomotive’s 99 g/km CO2 emissions are particularly impressive – as is its 74.3 mpg frugality.  The Ibiza and Leon models achieve their impressive efficiency through careful optimisation of the latest technology, including common-rail TDI diesel engines (1.2 for the Ibiza, 1.6 for the Leon), Stop/Start system, gearshift indicator and Brake Energy Recovery technology.  Furthermore, the Leon is equipped with low friction tyres and enhanced aerodynamics to reach its sub-100 g/km figure,” stated the press release.
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