The Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) is expanding across all London boroughs from 29th August 2023.
This information has been put together, and is guidance to try and help your club adapt to the expansion of ULEZ.
Emissions And Locations
To see if your vehicle meets the emissions standards, use TFL’s vehicle checker.
The link below is a map which shows the new ULEZ boundary and the area it will cover. You can toggle the map to view the Congestion Charge zone, current inner London ULEZ and the new London-wide ULEZ from 29 August 2023. View the map here.
ULEZ Support Offers
To help make the switch to cleaner forms of transport, there are also exclusive ULEZ support offers for successful scrappage scheme applicants, as well as offers for all Londoners to take advantage of, whether eligible for a scrappage payment or not.
Discounts And Exemptions
To help disabled Londoners and community transport providers prepare for the expansion, the existing ULEZ grace periods (temporary exemptions) have been extended, and new grace periods have been introduced.
Alternative Ways To Get To Games And Training
Walk or Cycle: London is walkable county and has many cycle paths, so consider walking or cycling to get around. It's not only free, but it's also a great way to improve your physical and mental health while seeing more of the county.
Use Public Transport: The Tube, buses, and trains are all great options for getting around London without paying the ULEZ charge.
Informal lift sharing (for example carpooling) is arranged directly with friends, neighbours or colleagues who share a similar route. Create a WhatsApp group with your team or club and get sharing. Even better if you can use a ULEZ compliant vehicle.
Open lift sharing schemes (such as BlaBlaCar, GoCarShare or Liftshare) are available to the public to register and offer lifts through a platform that connects drivers with passengers.
Closed lift sharing schemes (for example, Liftshare, Jambusters or KINTO) are set up for a particular employer, area, or group, such as an industrial estate or business park. Only members of the group or staff of the organisation can join and connect with others to share lifts.
UPDATE ON SUPPORT - 4TH AUGUST 2023
On 4th August, the Mayor announced major changes to the scrappage scheme for the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ). Having listened to the concerns of Londoners over the recent months, particularly as a result of the impact of the cost-of-living crisis, eligibility for the scrappage scheme will massively widen and grants will increase for vans, minibuses, wheelchair accessible vehicles and retrofits.
The Mayor plans to use £50 million of City Hall’s reserves to fund these changes – taking the total fund to £160 million.
From Friday 4th August, the below changes were made to the scheme:
• Grants for scrapping a non-compliant van will increase from £5,000 to £7,000
• Grants for wheelchair accessible vehicles will increase from £5,000 to £10,000
• Grants for scrapping minibuses will increase from £7,000 to £9,000
• Grants to replace a non-compliant van with electric van increase from £7,500 to £9,500
• Grants to replace a non-compliant minibus with an electric minibus increase from £9,500 to £11,500
• Retrofit grants increase from £5k to £6k, typically enough to cover the whole cost of retrofitting
And from Monday 21st August, the following changes will be made to the scheme:
• Every single Londoner with a non ULEZ-compliant car or motorcycle will be eligible for a £2,000 grant (or £1,000 for a motorcycle), or a higher value package of up to two bus and tram passes plus a lower grant
• Small businesses and sole traders will be able to apply to scrap up to three vehicles (from one)
Already, 9 in 10 cars seen driving in outer London on an average day are compliant with the ULEZ standards, meaning their drivers won’t need to pay the daily charge when the ULEZ expands.
The Mayor and TfL are encouraging everyone to check if their vehicle is compliant online.
Those with non-compliant vehicles will be able to access funding through the scrappage scheme as listed above. More information is available on the TfL website.