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BVRLA welcomes confirmation of London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone

As announced by London Mayor Boris Johnson, drivers of older diesel and petrol vehicles will need to pay a ULEZ charge on top of the Congestion Charge to travel in central London from 7 September 2020. Petrol and diesel vehicles will need to meet the Euro 4 petrol or Euro 6 diesel standards respectively to be exempt from the ULEZ charge. 

Commenting on the news, BVRLA chief executive Gerry Keaney said: “The London Ultra Low Emission Zone is an essential part of the Mayor’s plan for tackling the Capital’s air quality problems and it is unlikely to be the last such scheme introduced across the UK. We continue to call for the government to provide a framework for such zones so that they can be introduced in a standardised way in other cities. 

“Motorists have sensibly been given five years to prepare for the ULEZ. Car clubs, daily rental companies and leasing providers will be there to provide businesses and consumers with compliant vehicles, whether they live in London, visit it regularly or just make the occasional trip.”  

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day.