July 19, 2019

London Ultra-Low Emission Zone (U.L.E.Z)

An Ultra-Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) now operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year within the same area of central London as the Congestion Charge. Most vehicles, including cars and vans, need to meet the ULEZ emissions standards or their drivers must pay a daily charge to drive within the zone.

How will this affect Jerba Campervan owners?

All new Jerba Campervan conversions will be Euro 6 or better. Minimum ULEZ emission standards are Euro 6 for Diesel.  The simplest way to check if your Jerba Campervan is Euro 6 is to look inside the fuel filler flap. If you have a blue Adblue filler cap situated under the diesel filler cap, your vehicle is Euro 6 compliant. If you don’t it won’t be.

Alternatively, you can click here to check any vehicle.

The ULEZ is enforced based on the declared emissions of the vehicle rather than the age. However: Diesel vehicles that meet the standards are generally those first registered with the DVLA after September 2015. This means that the majority of T5 vans will not be compliant.

So what are the charges (if ULEZ standards NOT met)?

Daily ULEZ charge: £12.50   A daily charge runs from midnight to midnight. If you drive within the ULEZ area across two days, for example before midnight and after midnight, you will have to pay two daily charges.

What are the benefits of the ULEZ?

The introduction of the ULEZ will help reduce exhaust NOx and PM emissions, helping to improve air quality and making central London a safer and more pleasant place to live, work and visit. These positive effects will be especially beneficial to the young, older people and those who have respiratory problems, as well as residents of high pollution areas.

The majority of traffic entering the ULEZ will be from outside the zone, so the benefits of cleaner, greener vehicles in the form of reduced emissions will be experienced across London, even to areas not in the zone.

What about other UK Cities ??

Greater Manchester: Proposal that from 2021 older taxis, minicabs, vans and minibuses will pay £7.50 per day, while buses, coaches and lorries will pay £100.

Birmingham: A proposed clean air zone is expected to come into operation in January 2020. Older buses, coaches and lorries will be charged £50 per day, while cars, taxis, minicabs, vans and minibuses will be charged £8.

Leeds: A 24/7 clean air zone has been approved for January 2020. This will see the most polluting taxis, minicabs and vans facing a £12.50 daily fee, while buses, coaches and lorries will pay £50.

Glasgow: A low emission zone restricting the movement of older buses is already in place. From January 2023 restrictions will extend to older coaches, lorries, taxis, minicabs, vans, minibuses, cars and motorcycles.

Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Dundee have all committed to having low emission zones by 2021.

If you would like to see our range of Euro 6 VW T6 Campervan conversion layouts please click here and browse the range.

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