Vehicles included are:
Buses operated under contract to TfL are not exempt from the ULEZ. Every bus in the ULEZ now meets at minimum Euro VI emissions standards. 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 manufacturer declared emissions of the vehicle rather than the age - but Euro VI engines are generally those registered with the DVLA after 2014.
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 would prefer vehicle owners to use vehicles that meet 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 or Low Emission Zone (LEZ) charges that apply.
If your vehicle does not meet the required ULEZ standards you can:
The ULEZ (and LEZ) schemes allow for some vehicles to retrofit emissions reduction technology to meet the standards.
Retrofit technologies 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, coaches and refuse vehicles, although equipment suppliers can test and certify equipment.
Any HGV, bus, coach or refuse vehicle with emissions reduction technology fitted needs to have this certified by the CVRAS. Once certified, the owner should notify TfL directly.
More details on the retrofit accreditation process and suppliers are available on the Energy Savings Trust website.
If you need more advice about the ULEZ, you can make an enquiry.
LEZ emissions standards are due to become tougher for heavier diesel vehicles to match the ULEZ Euro VI standard. These vehicles will no longer need to pay a separate ULEZ charge.
These vehicles will need to meet Euro VI emissions standards within the LEZ boundary or pay a daily charge.
Find out about planned changes to the LEZ from 1 March 2021.