The Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) was introduced in the spring of 2019 by the then Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, as a way of cleaning up London’s air by reducing harmful emissions. Anyone who drives a car or van in the zone that doesn’t meet the necessary emissions standards will need to pay a charge.
ULEZ is currently contained within the North and South Circular Roads – however the zone is set to expand. From 29 August 2023, ULEZ will include all London boroughs.
All 100% electric, plug-in hybrid and hybrid vehicles are ULEZ friendly, meaning owners aren’t required to pay the ULEZ charge if they drive within the zone. If you drive a Euro 4-compliant petrol or Euro 6-compliant diesel car or van, you will also be exempt from any ULEZ charges.
● Pure electric cars and vans produce zero harmful emissions, so they’re exceedingly eco-friendly, and very affordable to run.
●Plug-in hybrid vehicles produce significantly fewer emissions than regular vehicles while consuming less fuel, hence greater savings for the driver.
● Hybrid vehicles tend to produce fewer emissions than their conventional combustion-engined equivalents while being more efficient.
●Euro 4-compliant petrol and Euro 6-compliant diesel cars and vans are the most eco-friendly forms of combustion-engined vehicles – and they are also ULEZ friendly.
At WLMG Eastcote, High Wycombe and Reading, we stock an array of low and zero-emission vehicles that are ULEZ compliant.
We’ve responded to our most frequently asked ULEZ-related questions below. If your query remains unanswered, please don’t hesitate to contact your local WLMG showroom team – we’ll be more than happy to assist you.
All of the following cars and vans are ULEZ compliant:
It’s £12.50 per day and it’s applicable to anyone who drives a vehicle in the zone that doesn’t meet with minimum ULEZ emissions standards.
It’s an area of London contained within the North and South Circular Roads. A charge is applicable to drivers of vehicles that produce excess harmful emissions which drive within the zone. It was introduced in April 2014 by the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, and with the intention of making the city more breathable.
Pure-electric, plug-in hybrid and hybrid vehicles are exempt, as are Euro 4-compliant petrol and Euro 6-compliant diesel cars and vans.
From 29 August 2023, ULEZ will widen to include all 33 London boroughs, which means it will cover most, but not all, of the M25.
It’s designed to support private motorists and business users who are affected by ULEZ. If eligible, you’ll be able to claim a grant that will go towards the purchase of a new or used ULEZ-friendly vehicle. For full details, please consult the Mayor of London’s ULEZ car and motorcycle scrappage scheme.
It’s an initiative that seeks to reduce toxic air pollution in the capital.
Yes. Since ULEZ’s implementation, toxic air pollution has reduced by nearly 50% in central London and by more than 20% in inner London.