ULEZ stands for Ultra Low Emission Zone. The zones are there to help improve the air quality in central parts of London. These areas have been hit by high levels of pollution over the years as a result of increased numbers of vehicles on the roads. The revenue acquired for charges and fines will be reinvested into improving London’s public transport networks.
To drive within these zones in a non-compliant car, you will now be required to pay a daily charge of £12.50 on top of the London Congestion Charge. For larger vehicles such as coaches and lorries, this price is much higher, at £100 a day. You can pay via the TFL website or via the TFL app. Auto Pay can be set up if you are someone who drives into London frequently. If you are a regular commuter with a non-compliant car, then your bills could be as high as £5,500 a year.
Where and when does ULEZ apply?
ULEZ takes place every day of the year, except Christmas. With the new expansion, the zones now cover the following areas:
- City of Westminster
- Hammersmith and Fulham
- Kensington and Chelsea
- Greenwich, Newham and Tower Hamlets
- Waltham Forest
How do I know if my car is ULEZ compliant?
Please feel free to contact us if you are unsure whether your current car, or future car is compliant. If you are living within London and are wanting to sell your non-compliant car, then please upload your car’s registration for an estimated valuation at www.huntingcars.co.uk.
Or alternatively you can book a free appointment with our expert Brian and he can help you find the best possible price for your car: https://www.huntingcars.co.uk/book-appointment/