Ultra Low Emission Zone

Do You know About The ULEZ? 

As you may or may not already know the T-Charge is now in affect in London. From April 2019 the Mayor of London and Transport For London will be implementing more changes to restrictions on emissions of certain vehicles. This will be coming into affect in regards to the emissions of both Cars, Light Commercial Vehicles, Heavy Goods Vehicles and Buses. 


‘The ULEZ will operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week within the same area as the current Congestion Charging Zone (CCZ), and comes into force on 8 April 2019.’ - TFL.gov.uk


‘The vehicles affected by ULEZ include motorcycles, mopeds, motorised tricycles, quadricycles, cars, small vans, large vans, 4X4 light utility vehicles, motorised horseboxes, pickups, ambulances, motorcaravans , minibuses, lorries, breakdown & recovery vehicles, snow ploughs, gritters, refuse collection vehicles, road sweepers, concrete mixers, fire engines, tippers, removals lorries, buses and coaches.’ TFL.gov.uk

If your vehicle does not meet the new standards you have the option to pay a daily charge in addition to the current Congestion Charge and current LEZ Charge.

You can check if your vehicle will meet the new standards by entering your registration number on the TFL VRM Checker.

Most vans with gross vehicle weights up to 3500kg registered before September 2016 will be affected by the new regulations. It is recommended that Light Commercial Vehicles with Gross Weights up to 3500kg have the newer Euro 6 engine which are cleaner and emit fewer emissions. 

The new regulations does not just affect Diesel but also Petrol engines. 


The ULEZ standards are:

Euro 3 for motorcycles, mopeds, motorised tricycles and quadricycles (L category)

Euro 4 for petrol cars, vans, minibuses and other specialist vehicles

Euro 6 for diesel cars, vans and minibuses and other specialist vehicles

Euro VI for lorries, buses and coaches and other specialist heavy vehicles

Sourced: tfl.gov.uk


From the 2019 the ULEZ will only affect the current congestion charge zone. however this could be expanded to the North and South Circular by 2021. 


If your vehicle does not meet the new standard let SVC Specialist Vehicles find you a vehicle that meets the ULEZ requirements. We will be happy to take your current car or van in part exchange. We have many Euro 6 engine Panel Vans, Kombi Vans, Tippers and Pick Up Trucks that meet the new emission standards.


Give us a call today on 01883 622 414.  We can give you advice, source your next vehicle and arrange finance if you need it. You can also part exchange you current vehicle.