London’s ultra-low emission zone to be expanded in 2021

The North and Circular roads will be included from October 2021

Siemens to develop software for London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone

The passing of highly polluting vehicles in designated areas will be monitored and vehicles that don’t meet the emission standards will be identified

Beer firm brews up fresh fleet

London’s ultra low emission zone (ULEZ) has triggered a brewery and pub firm to upgrade its vehicle fleet. Marston’s Beer Company has ordered 54 new Mercedes-Benz vehicles as part of a strategy to replace its secondary distribution fleet, which is made up of a mix of older, less efficient cars and trucks. The firm previously […]

London mayor confirms ultra-low emission zone for 2019

London is to introduce the world’s first Ultra-Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) on 8th April 2019 – more than a year earlier than initially planned. Mayor Sadiq Khan said the ULEZ will operate 24 hours a day and impose charges on all polluting vehicles that enter the city centre. There will be two charging levels – […]

London mayor slaps daily tax on most polluting vehicles

  The most polluting cars, vans and motorbikes to drive through central London will face a charge of up to £24 a day from 2019. It is part of London Mayor Sadiq Khan’s plans to crack down on gas-guzzling vehicles and clean up the city’s toxic air. He made the announcement at the Museum of […]

Cost and infrastructure hindering EV uptake

Almost half of British drivers would consider buying a hybrid or electric vehicle (EV) in the next five years. Worries around cost and infrastructure, however, are hindering them from making a purchase, a new survey reveals and range anxiety, i.e. fear that a vehicle has insufficient range to reach its destination, is also a major […]

‘World’s first’ low emission zone in London

London could have the “world’s first” Ultra Low Emission Zone under new plans proposed by the Mayor Boris Johnson. The move would bring in new rules allowing only zero or low emission vehicles into central London during working hours by 2020. The Mayor believes this would deliver “dramatic benefits” in air quality and increase further […]