8 May 2019
Central London Ultra Low Emission Zone now in operation
The Central London Ultra Low Emission Zone is now in operation to help tackle London’s toxic air. Owners of vehicles that don’t meet the new stricter emissions standards but wish to drive within the Ultra Low Emission Zone now need to pay a daily charge. This will be in addition to the weekday Congestion Charge.
The Central London Ultra Low Emission Zone covers the same area as the Congestion Charge. It is in operation 24 hours a day, every day of the year and you can find out about where the Ultra Low Emission Zone operates. Check your vehicle on the online Vehicle Checker to see if your vehicle is affected.
If you are currently exempted from paying the Congestion Charge Zone, you may still need to pay the Ultra Low Emission Zone charge if your vehicle does not meet the Ultra Low Emission Zone standards. Some drivers and vehicles will qualify for a temporary discount from the charge. For more information, please visit Transport for London’s Discounts and exemptions webpage.
Daily Ultra Low Emission Zone charges:
- Cars, small vans motorcycles & minibuses: £12.50
- Lorries, coaches and larger vehicles: £100.
To pay the daily charge you can:
- Register for Auto Pay (£10 admin charge per vehicle per year)
- Visit Transport for London’s website and pay online
- Downloading the free official Transport for London app.
You can find out further information and details on Transport for London’s website.