Vehicles included are:
Buses operated under contract to TfL are not exempt from the ULEZ. Find out what we're doing to reduce emissions from buses.
All vehicles in this category will need to meet Euro VI standards.
The ULEZ will be enforced based on the declared emissions of the vehicle rather than the age - but Euro VI engines are generally those registered with the DVLA after 2014. You can check your vehicle.
We would prefer vehicle owners to use vehicles that meet the new emissions standards rather than pay a daily charge.
These are in addition to any Congestion Charge or Low Emission Zone (LEZ) charges that apply.
If your vehicle does not meet the required ULEZ standards you can:
The ULEZ scheme allows for some vehicles to retrofit emissions reduction technology to meet the ULEZ 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 and other specialist heavy vehicles where replacing the vehicle would be very expensive.
Any HGV or coach with emissions reduction technology fitted will need to have this certified by the DVSA. Once certified, we will be notified directly by DVSA.
More details on the retrofit accreditation process and suppliers are available on the Energy Savings Trust website.
If you need urgent advice about the ULEZ, or disagree with information supplied by our vehicle checker, you can make an enquiry and attach supporting evidence.
From October 2020 the LEZ standards for buses, coaches, lorries and larger vehicles will be strengthened to match the ULEZ Euro VI standard.
All vehicles will need to meet Euro VI emissions standards within the LEZ boundary or pay a daily charge.
Find out more about this and other planned changes for the ULEZ and the Low Emission Zone from 2020.