Research has found that poor air quality in London leads to more than 4,000 premature deaths per year. In a bid to tackle the capital’s poor air quality, the Ultra Low Emission Zone was introduced on 8 April 2019. Since coming into effect, there has been a noticeable decline in the number of highly polluting vehicles on the roads, accompanied by a substantial reduction in nitrogen dioxide levels. This makes understanding ULEZ and its impact on the car buying process crucial for those looking to drive within the capital.
In this article, we’ll discuss London’s ULEZ and explain what vehicles are impacted by this scheme.
- What does ULEZ mean and why was it introduced?
- What does ULEZ compliant mean?
- The ULEZ charge
- The ULEZ scrappage scheme
- Frequently Asked Questions
ULEZ: Key things you need to know
- As of 29 August 2023, London’s Ultra Low Emissions Zone covers all London boroughs.
- Vehicles that are non-compliant or not exempt from the scheme will be subject to a daily charge of £12.50 to drive within the zone.
- The ULEZ scrappage scheme has been introduced to support individuals in scrapping their non-compliant vehicles for more sustainable means of transport.