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 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.
A scrappage scheme funded by The Mayor of London helps micro businesses, sole traders and charities replace vehicles that do not comply with the ULEZ standards, but will be driven regularly into the ULEZ zone.
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 and coaches, although equipment suppliers can 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. 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.
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.
LEZ emissions standards are due to become tougher for heavier diesel vehicles to match the ULEZ Euro VI standard.
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.