Vehicles in this category:
It doesn't matter whether your vehicle is used for commercial or private purposes - it still needs to meet the Euro 3 standard for particulate matter (PM). PM is very fine particles of soot emitted by vehicles, which can contribute to asthma, heart and lung disease, other respiratory illnesses and even early death.
Use our vehicle checker to see if your vehicle meets the current emissions standards.
Tougher LEZ standards are coming in 2021, but vehicles in this category will not be affected - although heavier vehicles will.
Petrol or diesel vehicles in central London must also meet Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) standards, even if they meet LEZ standards.
The age and weight of a vehicle indicate the level of emissions it produces.
If you own any of the vehicles listed below, you will need to take action before driving within the LEZ, or pay a daily charge. Find ways to meet the standards.
Private vehicles emit the same levels of pollutants as commercial vehicles. Specifically, motor caravans and ambulances have similar emissions to vans and minibuses.
Motor caravans are defined as vehicles with living accommodation, with at least:
To be classified as a motor caravan this equipment must be rigidly fixed to the living compartment. If you have converted your vehicle to operate as a motor caravan, you need to ensure that it is correctly classified as such by the DVLA.
Some vehicles that might be used for private purposes, but are still subject to the LEZ include:
If your vehicle doesn't appear in the list above, you can use the weight limit and age (date first registered) as a guide to whether you need to take action, or see which vehicle types are affected.
There are many types of 4x4 light utility vehicle. It is their classification (decided by the manufacturer and the European Union) that determines whether they're affected by the LEZ or not.
4x4 light utility vehicles classed as cars are not affected by the LEZ. Those classed as commercial vehicles are subject to the LEZ.
Any vehicle designed to carry goods, or more than nine passengers, is classed as a commercial vehicle, even if it's only used for recreational purposes.
If your light utility vehicle is subject to the LEZ, then you can find out about your options.
If you think that your 4x4 light utility vehicle has been classified incorrectly, check with the DVLA.
If you have any queries, call us on 0343 222 1111 (TfL call charges).
We have worked with Land Rover to establish which vehicles with the body type of 'Light 4x4 Utility Vehicle' are subject to the LEZ. Vehicles manufactured before 1973 are considered to be 'historic' vehicles and are exempt from the LEZ.
The vehicles listed below are subject to the LEZ standards:
The following vehicles are not subject to LEZ as they are classed as 'estates':
A small number of Defenders 90s and 110s may be a 'station wagon' but may not be classified as such by the DVLA. This means vehicles with side and rear windows manufactured with fixed seating throughout the vehicle including the area accessed via the back door and there are nine seats or less including the driver's seat.
Vehicles without fixed seating throughout will not be treated as an estate and will be subject to LEZ. Fixed seating means individual seats with seat belts. It does not include benches or homemade seating variants.
If your vehicle meets this criterion it will not be subject to the LEZ standards. In these circumstances if you intend to use the vehicle in the LEZ you need to:
If you have a Land Rover not listed above, contact us to find out if your vehicle is subject to LEZ.