The Ultra Low Emission Zone in central London is now live.
As part of the Mayor of London’s action to help clean up the air breathed by millions of Londoners, on Monday 8 April 2019, the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) went live in central London.
The central London ULEZ now operates in the same area as the current Congestion Charging Zone (CCZ). Vehicles that drive in zone will need to meet tough new emissions standards or pay a daily charge. The daily charge runs from midnight to midnight, every day of the year, and has replaced the T-Charge.
The ULEZ aims to clean up London’s toxic air. It is expected that the of the ULEZ will reduce exhaust NOx emissions by around 45 per cent in central London, beneficial to the young, older people and those who have respiratory problems, as well as residents of high pollution areas.
Resident discounts and some exemptions apply, which can be checked at https://tfl.gov.uk/modes/driving/ultra-low-emission-zone/discounts-and-exemptions.
Autopay is now available for drivers who still operate a non-compliant vehicle at https://tfl.gov.uk/modes/driving/congestion-charge/auto-pay.
Drivers can continue to check if their vehicles meet the ULEZ emissions standards, or will need to pay a charge at https://tfl.gov.uk/modes/driving/ultra-low-emission-zone/check-your-vehicle.