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Ultra Low Emission Zone Gets The Green Light for London

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The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has confirmed that the capital’s ultra-low emissions zone (ULEZ) will come into effect on 7 September 2020.

The new plan requires all vehicles that enter the zone, including vans, coaches and HGV’s, to meet ULEZ emission standards or pay a daily charge to drive. These charges are also in addition to existing congestion charges and low emission zone requirements. The full ULEZ program is expected to halve emissions of nitrogen oxide and particulate matter from vehicle exhausts in central London.

Mike Hawes, the chief executive of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, claims the London ULEZ will "set a precedent, not only in the UK but around the world”. He adds: "We are pleased to see the mayor has recognised that the latest diesel technology has a place in an Ultra Low Emissions Zone. It is only by encouraging motorists to invest in the latest, lowest emission technology, regardless of vehicle or fuel type, that the mayor's vision be fully realised."



Cars and small vans

Large vans and minibuses 

Heavy goods vehicles, buses and coaches

Motorcycles and similar vehicles

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