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Ultra Low Emission Zone
Sadiq Khan, having laid out his proposal in ‘A City for All Londoners’, published in October 2016, intends to introduce daily charges for heavy diesel vehicles driving in central London, in an effort to tackle the city’s worsening air pollution problems. The ULEZ will came into force on 8 April 2019 covering the same area as the existing congestion charging zone.
A daily ULEZ fee will charged for petrol vehicles that fail to meet Euro 4 standards (typically those more than 13 years old in 2019) and diesel vehicles that fail to meet Euro 6 standards (typically those more than 4 years old in 2019). These fees will apply 24-hours a day, all year round, will be in addition to the existing congestion charge, and will be as follows:
- Cars, vans, motorbikes: £12.50/day.
- Buses, coaches, HGVs: £100/day.
Natalie Chapman, Head of policy for London and South-east, Freight Transport Association (FTA), said; “We need to continue the improvement in London’s air quality which is happening anyway, but this regulation taking effect in 2019 will severely disadvantage small businesses working in the capital’s centre. The impact will be especially hard for van users, as by 2019 there will only be two and a half years’ worth of compliant vehicles in the fleet – and no second hand compliant vehicles available for purchase at all.”
The plans come at the same time that figures from the Department for Transport have revealed apps such as Uber and internet shopping deliveries have led to a surge in the number of cars and vans in central London.
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