Vehicles included are:
The ULEZ is 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 and PM emissions. If these are not listed then use our ULEZ vehicle checker.
We prefer that you use vehicles that meet the emissions standards rather than pay a daily charge.
A daily charge runs from midnight to midnight. if you drive a vehicle that does not meet the standards within the ULEZ area across two days, for example before midnight and after midnight, you will be liable to pay two daily charges.
These are in addition to any Congestion Charge or Low Emission Zone (LEZ) charge that applies. (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.
If the van is a hire purchase, you can visit the Citizens Advice website for additional guidance. If you have arranged finance to purchase a vehicle, you may be able to request a settlement figure from your provider to help you with the sale of your vehicle. Find more information on paying off a credit agreement early on the Citizens Advice website.
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 has emissions reduction technologies certified for vans, minibuses, motorhomes, buses, coaches, HGVs and refuse vehicles. Equipment suppliers can advise on testing and certification of 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, it may meet the emissions standards. However, the emissions standard of the engine will be considered to be the same as it was before it was converted.
If you have replaced the engine with a spark ignition (petrol) engine as part of an LPG conversion, the emissions standard of the new engine will apply. You must tell the DVLA of this type of engine swap and send us proof that the new engine meets the 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 more advice about the ULEZ, you can make an enquiry.