London’s Ultra-Low Emissions Zone (ULEZ), which requires vehicles not meeting tough exit standards to pay an entry toll, is expanding its limit from 25 October.
The zone, first introduced in April 2019, currently covers only central London, but will be greatly expanded to reach the North Circular (A406) and South Circular (A205) roads that circle the city, However, those routes will be exempted from the new fee.
The ULEZ, which is now 18 times larger than its original form, will operate 24 hours a day every day of the year, with the only exception being Christmas Day on 25 December.
Even a short passage through the zone in a non-compliant car or being left without being parked inside the new limits, will incur a fee as part of tightening emissions requirements, aimed at allowing drivers to drive their own vehicles. The idea is to encourage swapping out older models for green alternatives.
The daily fee is £12.50 for most vehicle types, including cars, motorcycles and vans, but anyone weighing more than 3.5 tonnes, such as lorries, buses and coaches, will have to pay £100.
“We would prefer vehicle owners to use a vehicle that meets the required emission standards rather than pay a daily fee,” said Transport for London (TfL) Says about the rising cost of drivers.
Explaining the rationale behind the expansion, TfL states: “Despite recent improvements in air quality, toxic air pollution in London remains the greatest environmental risk to the health of all Londoners. It damages our lungs, causing asthma. It worsens chronic diseases like lung and heart disease and puts the health of our children at risk.
“Air pollution is not just a central London problem, with many areas across the city still exceeding the legal limit for pollution. Pollution levels are now returning to pre-pandemic levels across the capital.”
TfL says the ULEZ has had a “transformative impact” on air quality since its inception, contributing to a 44 percent nitrogen oxide reduction within its limits, and pledges that all fees collected will be covered by London’s transport network. Will be mortgaged back for improvement.
The following map details the revised extent and outlines the broader scale of the new extension:
There will be no toll booths or barriers to enforce the fee, instead dotted around the ULEZ with a camera to read your vehicle’s number plate as it cross-references against a database to determine whether What fee is payable?
While TfL estimates there may be 100,000 cars, 35,000 vans and 3,000 lorries “Potentially Affected”All vehicles with “Euro 3” motorcycles and mopeds, “Euro 4” petrol cars and vans and “Euro 6” diesel models will not be liable to toll.
While vehicles will be assessed on the basis of their stated emissions and not the exact age of a specific model, most petrol cars that can be exempted are exempt from the DVLA in the case of diesel cars from 2005 onwards and 2015. are registered with.
You can determine whether your own vehicle is TfL’s . Whether ULEZ is liable for charges through number plate checker and whether the area you are visiting is within its limits through the same organization postcode checker.
Drivers are also reminded that the above is in addition to the congestion charge, which is £15 per day for anyone entering Central London between 7am and 10pm every day except on Christmas Day is spent.
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