Vehicles included are:
The ULEZ will be enforced based on the declared emissions of the vehicle rather than the age, however:
Check your vehicle registration document to see your vehicle's Euro emission standard or NOx emissions. If these are not listed then use our ULEZ vehicle checker.
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) charge that apply. (Small vans up to and including 1.205 tonnes unladen weight are not subject to the LEZ.)
If your vehicle does not meet the required ULEZ standards you can:
We're also working with the top UK van manufacturers and leasing companies to encourage them to offer affordable deals on vehicles that meet the emissions standards.
A scheme announced by the Mayor of London will help smaller business owners scrap vans that do not comply with the new ULEZ standards, but will be driven regularly into the ULEZ zone.
The scheme will initially help micro-businesses - defined as those with fewer than 10 employees - to switch to the cleanest vehicles, including electric. The plan is for it to be in place ahead of the introduction of the ULEZ - details of the scheme will be available in 2019.
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.
We are not aware of any independently tested, commercially viable retrofit equipment for specialist vans and campervans, although there is a process in place for equipment suppliers to test and certify equipment.
More details on the retrofit accreditation process and suppliers are available on the Energy Savings Trust website.
If your vehicle has been converted to run on LPG you may meet the emissions standards. Converted vehicles will be treated based on the DVLA's records of its emissions standards. This means diesel vehicles should be converted to use LPG in a spark ignition engine, and the DVLA notified of the change.
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 2021 the ULEZ will expand to the North and South Circular Roads. All vans, minibuses etc within the expanded zone will need to meet the ULEZ emissions standards or pay a daily charge.
Find out more about this and other planned changes for the ULEZ and the Low Emission Zone from 2020.