ULEZ Has Expanded

13 September 2023

Transport For London

 If you drive in London, you need to know that the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) has now expanded across all London boroughs and operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (excluding Christmas Day) to help clear London’s air. 

9 out of 10 cars seen driving in outer London on an average day already meet the ULEZ emissions standards so their drivers will not need to pay the daily charge. Check your vehicle now using our simple vehicle checker:  

Support available if your vehicle doesn’t meet the ULEZ standards

If your vehicle doesn’t meet the ULEZ standards, grace periods (temporary exemptions) from the ULEZ daily charge are available until 24 October 2027 for vehicles registered with a ‘disabled’ or ‘disabled passenger vehicle’ tax class, eligible wheelchair accessible vehicles or people receiving certain disability benefits. Find out more about discounts and exemptions.

When the ULEZ operates and if you need to pay

For more information on the ULEZ and to view an interactive map of where the ULEZ operates, visit the TfL website

If you need to pay the ULEZ daily charge of £12.50 for any non-compliant vehicles, signing up for Auto Pay is the simplest way to do this. It’s free to register and helps avoid fines. Sign up here. If paying online, only use TfL’s official website. 

Any money received from the scheme is reinvested into running and improving London’s transport network, such as contributing to the proposed Superloop, made up of express bus routes to help connect more people in outer London. 

If you drive within the Congestion Charge zone in central London, you will also need to pay the daily Congestion Charge of £15, unless your vehicle has an exemption or is registered for a 100% discount. The Congestion Charge zone is not expanding.

The Congestion Charge operates between 07:00 and 18:00 Monday to Friday and between 12:00 and 18:00 on Saturday, Sunday and bank holidays. There is no charge between Christmas Day and New Year’s Day bank holiday (inclusive). Click here to find out more.

Why the ULEZ has expanded

The Ultra Low Emission Zone has helped reduce harmful nitrogen dioxide pollution by nearly half in central London. Expanding it further will help the five million Londoners in outer boroughs breathe cleaner air too. 

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Transport for London

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