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Ultra Low Emission Zone; what you need to know.

To help improve air quality, an Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) operates 24 hrs a day, 7days a week,
It covers the same area of London as the current Congestion Charge.

Most vehicles, including cars and vans, need to meet the ULEZ emissions standards or their drivers must pay a daily charge to drive within the zone.
 
Most cars, motorcycles and vans (up to and including 3.5 tonnes) how do not meet the emissions criteria will pay £12.50
Heavier vehicles, including lorries (over 3.5 tonnes) and buses/coaches (over 5 tonnes) with pay £100
Failure to pay will result in a charge of £160 (reduced to £80 if paid within 14 days)

Note these charges are on top of the Congestion charge.

Does your vehicle meet the emissions standards
You can check if your vehicle meets the emissions standards required by following the ULEZ link

Will you be travelling into the ULEZ zone
Check to see if you will be driving into the zone with the Post code checker. Follow the post code checker link

How to pay.

There are a number of ways to pay that include:
Pay online
Set up autopay
Download the official TFL Pay to drive app
Pay by phone

Follow the like to the government web site https://tfl.gov.uk/modes/driving/pay-to-drive-in-london

Patients travelling to NHS hospital appointments may be able to get a refund for ULEZ charges.

Cars
Cars need to meet minimum emissions standards when travelling within the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) or the daily charge must be paid.
Minimum emission standardsare:
Petrol: Euro 4
Diesel: Euro 6

The ULEZ is enforced based on the declared emissions of the vehicle rather than the age.
However: Petrol cars that meet the ULEZ standards are generally those first registered with the DVLA after 2005, although cars that meet the standards have been available since 2001
Diesel cars that meet the standards are generally those first registered with the DVLA after September 2015

Motorcycles, mopeds

Motorcycles need to meet minimum emission standards when travelling within the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) or be subject to a charge.

Vehicles included are:
Motorcycles
Mopeds
Motorised tricycles
Quadricycles (L category)

Minimum emission standardsAll vehicles need to meet Euro 3 emissions standards for NOx.
The ULEZ is enforced based on the declared emissions of the vehicle rather than the age - but generally speaking Euro 3 engines as those registered with the DVLA after July 2007.

Vans, minibuses

The emission standards that vans (small and large), minibuses and some other specialist vehicles need to meet when travelling within the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ).
Vehicles included are:
Small vans (weighing up to and including 1.205 tonnes unladen weight)
Larger vans, 4X4 light utility vehicles,
motorised horseboxes,
pickups (over 1.205 tonnes unladen weight up to and including 3.5 tonnes gross vehicle weight)
Ambulances
motorcaravans (2.5 tonnes to 3.5 tonnes)
Minibuses (more than 8 passenger seats, not over 5 tonnes)

Minimum emission standards
 Petrol: Euro 4
Diesel: Euro 6

The ULEZ is enforced based on the declared emissions of the vehicle rather than the age, however:
All new diesel vans sold from September 2016 should meet the Euro 6 standard
All petrol vans registered with the DVLA from January 2006 meet the Euro 4 standard

Check your vehicle registration document to see your vehicle's Euro emission standard or NOx emissions. If these are not listed then use our ULEZ vehicle checker.

Lorries, coaches and larger vehicles

The emission standards that lorries, buses, coaches and some other heavy vehicles need to meet when travelling within the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ).
Vehicles included are:
Lorries
Buses and coaches (more than 8 passenger seats, over 5 tonnes gross vehicle weight)
Motorised horse boxes (over 3.5 tonnes gross vehicle weight)
Breakdown and recovery vehicles
Snow ploughs
Gritters
Refuse collection vehicles
Road sweepers
Concrete mixers
Fire engines
Tippers
Removals lorries (over 3.5 tonnes gross vehicle weight)
Buses operated under contract to TfL are not exempt from the ULEZ.  Every bus in the ULEZ now meets at minimum Euro VI emissions standards.

All vehicles in this category will need to meet Euro VI standards. The ULEZ will be enforced based on the declared emissions of the vehicle rather than the age - but Euro VI engines are generally those registered with the DVLA after 2014.

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Posted on 8th April 2019 at 2:39 PM

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