Here’s a guide to the new charges for London’s upcoming low emissions  Zone.

It’s introduced on the 8th of April.

Here’s the checklist

  • All you need to know about the new charges.
  • Map of the area of London affected by the new emissions charges.
  • Table of charges for your car.
  • Emissions checker.
  • Actions you can take if your vehicle doesn’t pass
  • steps to get it ready now or face a fine.

Some of the suggested options are:-

Convert to gas

You can choose to convert your vehicle to run on pure gas with spark ignition, using an approved conversion.

If your vehicle is registered in Great Britain, you’ll need to register the conversion with the DVLA and obtain a certificate from the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA), formerly VOSA. Please be aware that vehicles converted to run on bio-diesel don’t meet the required emissions standards.

Fit a filter

Fitting an approved filter to your exhaust could reduce your vehicle’s emissions enough to meet the LEZ emissions standards.

Replace your vehicle

You could upgrade to a newer vehicle that meets the standards or an electric vehicle. 

Reorganise your fleet

If you operate a fleet of vehicles, you could re-organise it so that only vehicles meeting the emissions standards are driven within the zone.

Pay the daily charge

We would prefer that your vehicle meets LEZ standards. However, if you’re not able to take the measures needed, then you can pay the daily charge to drive within the zone.

Stage 1 The Low Emission Zone introduced 8,April 2019.

To help improve air quality across London, from 8 April 2019 if you drive any petrol or diesel vehicle including cars, motorcycles and vans within the Congestion Charge area in central London, you will need to meet new tighter emissions standards called the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) standards.

Stage 2 The Ultra Low Zone and Extension 2021

The ULEZ will initially operate in central London 24 hours a day, every day of the year, in the same area of central London area as the Congestion Charging zone. From 25 October 2021 the area will be expanded to the inner London area bounded by the North and South Circular roads.


download pdf ulez-boundary-map-from-25-october-2021


Check to see your charges here.




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