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.