Air pollution is not just a central London problem, with many areas still exceeding the legal limits for pollution across the city. That is why from 25th October 2021, the central London Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) is expanding to create a single, larger zone up to the North Circular Road (A406) and South Circular Road (A205). The North and South Circular Roads themselves are not in the zone. This is part of the commitment by the Mayor and TfL to help every Londoner breathe cleaner air.
The ULEZ will continue to operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including weekends (except Christmas day), with a £12.50 daily charge for vehicles that do not meet the required emissions standards.
Cars, motorcycles, vans and other specialist vehicles (up to and including 3.5 tonnes) and minibuses (up to and including 5 tonnes) will need to meet the required ULEZ emissions standards when driving within and into the expanded zone, or pay a daily charge.
Four out of five cars already meet the ULEZ emissions standards, but we need owners of the remaining older cars, motorcycles, lighter van and minibuses to take action.
There are some exemptions such as for minibuses operated by not-for-profit organisations. They will be eligible for a grace period exempting them from the ULEZ daily charge from 25th October 2021 to 29th October 2023. For more information on which drivers and vehicles qualify for discounts or exemptions click here.
Check today to see if your vehicle meets the ULEZ emissions standards and the interactive map of the zone on the TfL website.