Policy Update

London Ultra Low Emission Zone

Transport for London (TfL) is proposing to introduce an Ultra-Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) in 2020 for all vehicles that operate in central London. 
TfL is proposing to introduce a zone, similar to the current Low Emission Zone for London, which covers all vehicles who enter it. Vehicles which are not compliant with the proposed air quality standard will need to pay a daily charge to enter the zone. This charge would be in addition to the daily congestion charge.
The zone would operate as follows:
  • Where – The existing congestion charge zone in London
  • When – 24 hours a day 7 days week 
  • Which vehicles – all vehicles 
  • What would be the vehicle standards – Euro 6 for diesel vehicles and Euro 4 for petrol vehicles
The BVRLA has worked closely with TfL on the development of these proposals and previously with TfL on its existing low emission zone. 
The TfL consider that further engagement with stakeholders, information and further analysis in 2014 will help shape a final proposal for consultation in early 2015.
The London Assembly on the 16th July 2014 agreed a motion recommending the Mayor of London offer other London Boroughs the opportunity to opt-in to ULEZ to create a larger Ultra Low Emission Zone. 
For further information visit the mayor's website

Related Consultation Responses

Response Title Response Document

Congestion Charge Consultation

BVRLA response to Transport for London consultation on modifying the congestion charge.
PDF icon bvrla_response_to_congestion_charges_consultation.pdf

London - Ultra-Low Emission Zone

The BVRLA's position on Transport for London's proposal to create an Ultra-Low Emission Zone in London.
PDF icon bvrla_submission_-_tfl_ulez.pdf