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London's Ultra Low Emission Zone Check (ULEZ)


London's Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) has been a topic of much discussion and debate. However, it is now firmly in place, and if you plan to travel to London or the outskirts, your vehicle may be subject to ULEZ charges, especially if it uses diesel or is relatively old.

Understanding the complexities of which cars are chargeable can be overwhelming, but Motorscan has you covered. Our articles provide a comprehensive guide to the ULEZ, including how it works, how to check compliance, which cars are subject to the charge, and, most importantly, how to avoid it!

With our help, you can easily navigate the ULEZ regulations and ensure that you don't face any unnecessary charges when travelling in and around London.

June 26, 2023

ULEZ: A Comprehensive Guide to Ultra Low Emission Zones

Whether you've heard of ULEZ or not, our comprehensive guide to London's Ultra Low Emission Zone arms you with everything you need to know, including the area it covers, where it's expanding, current charges and how to check if your vehicle complies. Additionally, we explore its purpose, how it's making a difference, and what you should look for when choosing a compliant car!

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Frequently asked questions about Ultra Low Emission Zone Check (ULEZ)

What is ULEZ?

ULEZ stands for Ultra Low Emission Zone. It is a zone implemented in certain areas to improve air quality by setting emission standards for vehicles.

What are the emission standards for ULEZ?

To be ULEZ compliant, petrol vehicles must meet Euro 4 standards, and diesel vehicles must meet Euro 6 standards for emissions.

How much is the ULEZ charge?

The ULEZ charge in London is £12.50 for most vehicle types, including cars, motorcycles, and vans. Heavier vehicles like lorries and buses have higher charges.

What are the operating hours for ULEZ?

The ULEZ operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including weekends and public holidays.

What happens if I drive a non-compliant vehicle in the ULEZ?

If you drive a non-compliant vehicle in the ULEZ without paying the charge, you may receive a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) and be liable for a fine.

Can I check if my vehicle is ULEZ compliant?

Yes, you can check if your vehicle is ULEZ compliant by using our ULEZ checker tool that provides ULEZ compliance checks based on your vehicle’s registration details.

Published June 9, 2023 by Zoe Hicks | Last reviewed June 20, 2024 by Jonathan McDonald