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ULEZ standards table

The following table is a summary of the ULEZ standards and daily charge if the vehicle is driven in the ULEZ and does not meet the standards.

To confirm your euro standard for emissions, this table should be read together with the ULEZ euro standard specifications, which can be found in the Greater London ULEZ Charging Order 2006.

Vehicle type
Includes hybrid vehicles
Minimum emission standards
Charge if vehicle does not meet the ULEZ standards. This is payable in addition to any applicable LEZ or CCZ chargesĀ  Penalty charge if vehicle does not meet ULEZ standards and daily charge not paid. This is in addition to any LEZ or CC penalty charges.
Motorcycles, mopeds, motorised tricycles and quadricycles (L category) Euro 3 £12.50 £130 (reduced to £65 if paid within 14 days)

Cars, and small vans (not exceeding 1,205kg unladen weight)

Larger vans, 4X4 light utility vehicles, motorised horseboxes, pickups (exceeding 1,205kg unladen and not exceeding 3,500kg GVW)

Ambulances and motorcaravans (2,500kg to 3,500 kg GVW)

Minibuses (more than 8 passenger seats, not exceeding 5,000kg GVW)

Euro 4 (if petrol) or Euro 6 (if diesel)

£12.50 £130 (reduced to £65 if paid within 14 days)
Lorries, motorised horse boxes, breakdown & recovery vehicles, snow ploughs, gritters, refuse collection vehicles, road sweepers, concrete mixers, fire engines, tippers, removals lorries (exceeding 3,500kg GVW) Euro VI £100 £1,000 (reduced to £500 if paid within 14 days)
Buses and coaches (more than 8 passenger seats, exceeding 5,000kg GVW) Euro VI £100 £1,000 (reduced to £500 if paid within 14 days)

Discounts and exemptions

Residents

  • Registered residents who live in the ULEZ will be granted a time limited 100% discount to give them more time to change their vehicle to meet the ULEZ standards
  • The discount will be available to those who live in the ULEZ from 8 April 2019 to 10 April 2022 and will only apply while they live within the zone
  • From 11 April 2022, residents must pay the full daily ULEZ charge to drive a vehicle in the zone if it does not meet the ULEZ standards
  • Residents will continue to pay the T-Charge, at a discounted rate of 90%, during the ULEZ resident sunset period

The ULEZ residents' discount will be available to central London residents within the ULEZ and in designated areas next to the ULEZ (as apply to the Congestion Charge residents' discount). To benefit from the residents' sunset period, you must have successfully registered with Transport for London.

Vehicles for disabled people

  • Vehicles that have a 'disabled' or 'disabled passenger vehicles' tax class and are exempt from vehicle tax, except those operated by or on behalf of Transport for London, will be granted a disabled vehicles sunset period following the introduction of the scheme until 10 September 2023, during which they will be exempt from the ULEZ daily charge (as long as the taxation class of their vehicle does not change). Read the eligibility criteria for the disabled exemption on Gov.uk
  • If your vehicle meets the above criteria and is registered in the UK, it is automatically exempt from ULEZ during the disabled vehicles sunset period and you don't need to register with us. If your vehicle meets the above criteria, but is registered outside the UK, you are also exempt from ULEZ during the disabled vehicles sunset period, but will need to register with us. Details on how you can register will be available closer to the time
  • Blue Badge holders will be required to meet the new ULEZ emission standards unless the vehicle has a 'disabled' or 'disabled passenger vehicle' tax class
  • From 11 September 2023 , the daily ULEZ charge will be applicable to those vehicles with 'disabled' or 'disabled passenger vehicles' tax class that do not the ULEZ emission standards

Taxis

London licensed taxis are exempt from ULEZ. We have introduced new licensing requirements to phase out diesel taxis and increase the number of zero emission capable vehicles. Find out more about how we plan to deliver the greenest taxi fleet in the world.

Historic vehicles

All vehicles that have a 'historic' vehicle tax class will be exempt from the ULEZ. This tax class excludes any vehicle used commercially.

These vehicles were built before emissions standards came into force and are exempted because of their unsuitability for engine conversion or replacement.

If your vehicle meets the above criteria and is registered in the UK, it is automatically exempt and you don't need to register with us. If your vehicle meets the above criteria but is registered outside the UK, you are also exempt, but will need to register with us. Details on how you can register will be available closer to the time.

Specialist vehicles

A small number of vehicle types which are currently exempt from the LEZ would also be exempt from the ULEZ charge. These include:

  • Agricultural vehicles
  • Military vehicles
  • Non-road going vehicles which are allowed to drive on the highway (for example, excavators)
  • Certain types of mobile cranes

These vehicles typically use engines certified to different standards than road-going engines and are exempt due to their unsuitability for conversion to an alternate fuel or engine replacement.

If your vehicle meets any of the above criteria and is registered in the UK, it is automatically exempt and you don't need to register with us. If your vehicle meets any of the above criteria but is registered outside the UK, you are also exempt, but will need to register with us. Details on how you can register will be available closer to the time.

Discount for showman's vehicles

Some showman's vehicles are eligible for a 100% discount from the ULEZ daily charge if they are registered to a person following the business of a travelling showman and have been modified or specially constructed. Trailers and semi-trailers which have been modified or specially constructed are not eligible for the 100% discount.

For a vehicle to be eligible for the discount, modifications or special constructions for the purpose of the show must be either:

  • Used during the performance, or
  • Used for the purpose of providing the performance, or
  • Used for carrying performance equipment, or
  • Used for displaying animals to the public, or
  • Below the chassis level, such that it isn't possible to fit emission abatement equipment

If your vehicle meets the above criteria, you'll need to register with us to qualify for the discount (vehicles that have already registered with TfL for a LEZ Showman's discount do not need to register again for ULEZ). This applies to both UK and non-UK vehicles.

If you receive any other discounts or exemptions for the Congestion Charge or LEZ you will still need to pay the ULEZ charge if you drive within the zone in a vehicle that does not meet the ULEZ standards.

Fitting emissions reduction technology

The ULEZ scheme allows for vehicles to retrofit emissions reduction technology to meet the ULEZ standards (which are tighter than the current LEZ standards).

Retrofit technologies will need to be certified by the government's Clean Vehicle Retrofit Accreditation Scheme (CVRAS).

The CVRAS currently only has emissions reduction technologies certified for buses. We expect retrofit technologies to be developed for coaches, lorries and other specialist heavy vehicles where replacing the vehicle would be very expensive. The high cost of developing and supplying suitable systems means that they are unlikely to become available for cars and vans in the short term.

We are currently developing our processes for identifying retrofitted vehicles. Once these are confirmed, operators will be able to register their retrofitted vehicle with TfL and not have to pay the ULEZ charge.