Use our vehicle checker tool to work out if your vehicle meets the ULEZ emission standards.
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.
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 charges||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)|
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.
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.
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.
A small number of vehicle types which are currently exempt from the LEZ would also be exempt from the ULEZ charge. These include:
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.
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:
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.
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.