“A charging Clean Air Zone is the best option to bring about rapid change.”
Birmingham Council has confirmed there will be some “short term exemptions” in place to help those affected by the new charge.
These will apply to residents, workers, commercial vehicles and community vehicles.
Other exceptions will also be available for specialist vehicles, community and school transport, disabled vehicles and some classic cars.
Drivers need to apply for a temporary exemption permit online but Birmingham Council has warned exemptions received after 24 May are unlikely to be approved before the scheme launches.