The Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) is expanding across all London boroughs from 29 August 2023. This means that all vehicles that do not meet the ULEZ emissions standards will need to pay a daily charge to drive within the zone, which covers most of Greater London.
The expansion of the ULEZ is part of Transport for London's (TfL) plans to improve air quality in the capital. Poor air quality is a major health problem in London, and it is estimated that the ULEZ could prevent up to 4,000 premature deaths each year.
The daily charge for the ULEZ is £12.50. However, there are a number of exemptions and discounts available, including:
• Residents of the ULEZ
• Vehicles that are used for essential purposes, such as taxis and emergency vehicles
• Vehicles that are less than 4 years old
• All Hybrids and Electric vehicles
If you are not sure whether your vehicle meets the ULEZ emissions standards, you can use TfL's vehicle checker. You can also register your vehicle with TfL to ensure that you are exempt from the charge.
The expansion of the ULEZ is a significant step forward in TfL's efforts to improve air quality in London. It is estimated that the expansion could reduce nitrogen dioxide emissions by up to 30% in the affected areas.
If you are planning to drive in London from 29 August 2023 onwards, it is important to check whether your vehicle meets the ULEZ emissions standards. If it does not, you will need to pay the daily charge or find an alternative way to travel.
Here are some tips for staying compliant with the ULEZ:
• Check your vehicle's emissions standards using TfL's vehicle checker.
• Register your vehicle with TfL if you are exempt from the charge.
• Pay the daily charge if your vehicle does not meet the emissions standards.
• Find an alternative way to travel if your vehicle is not compliant.
The expansion of the ULEZ is a positive step towards improving air quality in London. By following these tips, you can help to make London a cleaner and healthier city for everyone.