12 October 2021

From Monday 25th October, the ULEZ will be expanding!

By Road Runner

Back in April 2019, the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) was launched as a means to tackle London’s air pollution problem. Two and a half years later, on 25th October the zone is expanding to cover an area 18x the size of its predecessor, taking in areas such as Camden, Brent, Newham, Greenwich and Lambeth. In fact, any area within the North and South Circular rounds will now be covered by the ULEZ.

Is your vehicle compliant?

All vehicles must meet either Euro 4 petrol or Euro 6 diesel rules to be able to travel around the zones without having to pay. Depending on what vehicle you have, the Euro registration dates do differ. For example, all cars registered on or after 1st January 2006 and 1st September 2015 will meet Euro 4 and Euro 6 regulations respectively.

But if you’re unsure, just head on over to the DVLA website, pop your reg number in and you’ll get your answer.

How much will it cost?

Most uncompliant vehicles will be charged £12.50 to enter the ULEZ. But if you drive a lorry, van or specialist heavy vehicle over 3.5 tonnes or a bus or coach over 5 tonnes, you’ll have to fork out £100. Failure to do so will land you with a £160 fine or £80 if paid within 14 days.

When does the ULEZ operate?

In short, all day, every day apart from Christmas Day. Everyone needs a day off at some point.

Hopefully this article has given you everything you need to know ready for the ULEZ expansion in the coming weeks.

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