Protecting the environment

Ultra Low Emission Zone: how to prepare

Nearly 9,500 people die early each year due to London's poor air quality, and road transport is the largest source of pollutant emissions.

To help tackle this, the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) will come into force in central London in 2020. Vehicles including vans and HGVs will need to meet new emission standards to enter the Zone, or have to pay a daily charge.

To find out how you can reduce emissions, and save money in the process, visit the ULEZ web pages. You can also have your say on proposals for a new emission surcharge and changes to the ULEZ.

LoCITY: collaborating to protect the environment

Transport is a major contributor to air pollution in London, accounting for 63 per cent of NOx emissions. Commercial vehicles are responsible for around one third of road transport NOx emissions in the capital. We may also be subject to financial penalties from the European Commission for non-compliance with air quality levels.

With this in mind, we have launched LoCITY, a ground-breaking industry-led initiative to reduce the impact of commercial vehicles on the environment.

LoCITY will:

  • Improve London's air quality and deliver health benefits to Londoners
  • Contribute towards London's targets on reducing carbon dioxide emissions
  • Help fleets save money by running cleaner, more efficient vehicles

Learn more and get involved by visiting the LoCITY website

    Low Emission Zone: reducing vehicle emissions

    TfL has already introduced a Low Emission Zone (LEZ) to reduce the impact of road transport on the environment. The LEZ covers most of Greater London and helps reduce emissions from heavy diesel vehicles in London.

    Visit the Low Emission Zone web pages


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