The ultra-low emission zone is due to extend from central London to the boundaries of the North and South circular roads, here’s everything you need to know before the big change for motorists in London.
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Who has to pay Ulez?
The driver of the vehicle who fails to meet the Transport for London exhaust emissions has to pay the Ulez fee.
Petrol vehicles require Euro 4 engines to be compliant, and diesel vehicles require Euro 6 engines. Broadly, this means that petrol vehicles registered first after 2005 and diesel vehicles registered after 2015 will not have to pay.
What about motorcycles?
Motorbikes must have Euro 3 engines to avoid the levy.
How do I find out whether I have to pay Ulez or not?
Visit the TfL website and enter the registration number for instant check: https://tfl.gov.uk/modes/ddriving/check-your-vehicle/
Where do the Ulez rules apply?
Ulez was launched in April 2019, in central London, in the same eight square mile area as the congestion charge. This is to be extended to the inner limits of the North and South circular roads on October 25. Anyone driving a vehicle. Payment has to be made within the zone or across the zone boundary.
Do Ulez fees apply only during the week?
No, unlike C-Charge, this is applicable 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The only day of the holiday is Christmas Day.
How many vehicles is likely to be paid if Ulez expands to the suburbs?
City Hall estimates that one in five vehicles currently seen in the enlarged area will be liable – 100,000 cars, 35,000 vans and 3,000 lorries.
How much does Ulez cost?
The daily fee is £12.50 for cars, vans and motorbikes and £100 for lorries and coaches.
Failure to pay is fined £160 for cars, vans and motorbikes and £1,000 for lorries and coaches.
Is the mayor giving any help to motorists?
Yes – but most of the £52m has already gone. Three scrappage schemes were set up mainly for small businesses, low-income and disabled Londoners and charities. It has helped replace or re-fit about 10,000 vehicles. Estimated to cost less than £10m.
For moderately affluent Londoners, for example, who want to trade in six-year-old diesel, no help is available – the mayor’s advice is to buy a slightly newer vehicle that automatically complies with the regulations.
How much was available from the junk plans?
People living in Greater London and receiving benefits were offered £2,000 to scrap a non-Ulez compliant car and £1,000 to scrap a non-Ulez compliant motorcycle or moped.
Small businesses and charities were offered £7,000 to switch to cleaner vehicles, with £9,500 available for those switching to the electric option.
£15,000 was offered to small businesses and charities to replace or retrofit non-ULAZ compliant heavy vehicles over 3.5 tonnes as well as buses, coaches and minibuses over five tonnes .
Do residents living in the enlarged area get an exemption or exemption?
No. Also, the 100 percent discount for residents living in the central zone expires on October 24.
What if I drive my car more than once a day – do I pay each time?
No. One payment covers all driving within a 24-hour period, from midnight to midnight, whether you take one trip or 50.
Will the Ulezh extension not increase pollution around the edges of the North and South circulars as motorists look for alternative routes?
Scientists say the opposite is likely – that the benefits of having “cleaner” vehicles in central and suburban London would be beyond limits and help the entire capital and beyond.
Dr Gary Fuller, a scientist at the School of Public Health at Imperial College London, said: “Many people worry about highly polluting vehicles turning around zones and further exacerbating the problem.
However, evidence from the original low emissions area of London [for lorries]Plans in , central Ulez and Germany suggest that even cleaner vehicles used inside the zone drive into its surroundings, spreading profits. “