Petrol: Euro 4
Diesel: Euro 6
The ULEZ is enforced based on the declared emissions of the vehicle rather than the age. However:
From 25 October 2021, ULEZ is expanding from central London to create a single, larger zone up to the North Circular Road (A406) and South Circular Road (A205). The North and South Circular Roads themselves are not in the zone. Find out how to prepare for the ULEZ expansion.
We prefer that you use a vehicle that meets the emissions standards rather than pay a daily charge.
A daily charge runs from midnight to midnight. If you drive within the ULEZ area across two days, for example before midnight and after midnight, you will have to pay two daily charges.
These are in addition to any Congestion Charge that applies. (Cars are not subject to the Low Emission Zone (LEZ).)
Patients travelling to NHS hospital appointments may be able to get a refund for ULEZ charges. Find out more on the Discounts and exemptions page.
If your vehicle does not meet the required ULEZ standards you can:
If you're thinking of buying a new or second-hand car, first look up its emissions in real-world driving conditions with the Mayor's Cleaner Vehicle Checker.
You can find a vehicle's Euro emission standard on its vehicle registration document.
If it's not shown, you can use the date when the vehicle was first registered with the DVLA - this is in section B of the document. Then check Gov.uk's vehicle enquiry service.
We are working with partners to develop a network of rapid charging points in London to help you charge your vehicle quickly and efficiently. More information on London's network of rapid charging points and useful tools on the Electric vehicles and charge points page.
The ULEZ car and motorcycle scrappage scheme, funded by The Mayor of London, helps low income and disabled Londoners scrap their older, more polluting vehicles in favour of cleaner ones and promotes greener forms of transport to help clean up London's air.
If you need more advice about the ULEZ, you can make an enquiry.
From October 2021 the ULEZ will expand to the North and South Circular Roads. The North and South Circular Roads themselves are not in the zone. All cars within the expanded zone will need to meet the ULEZ emissions standards or pay a daily charge.