- To avoid the ULEZ charge, petrol cars must meet Euro 4 emissions standards at the least
- Most petrol cars produced on or after January 2006 will be Euro 4 compliant
The ULEZ scheme is designed to improve London’s air quality, which means only vehicles that meet the latest emissions standards will avoid the fine.
Some drivers and vehicles may qualify for a temporary discount or be exempt from the ULEZ charge.
The Euro 6 standard was introduced in September 2015 for cars and September 2016 for vans. Use the table below to check the emissions standard for your business vehicle.
A car sold before 1st September 2016 may still have a Euro 5 engine. Check with the manufacturer to be certain.
Most vans are diesel-powered, and so must meet the latest Euro 6 standards. Operating a non-compliant van within the ULEZ could increase your annual operating cost.
Heavy vehicles including lorries, buses, coaches and specialist vehicles will need to meet Euro 6 emissions standards to avoid paying the ULEZ charge. This includes heavy-duty diesel engines produced since December 2012.
Designated wheelchair-accessible PHVs will be granted a grace period. Minibuses operated under a section 19 or section 22 permit by not-for-profit organisations will be eligible for a grace period.
Motorbikes, mopeds and quads must meet Euro 3 standards to be ULEZ-exempt.
Vehicles that have a historic vehicle tax class will be exempt from the ULEZ
Security may be required. Product fees may apply. Finance is only available for business purposes.
Security, in the form of guarantees or indemnities, may be required. Product fees may apply. Finance subject to status and is only available for business purposes.
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Lombard Vehicle Solutions (LVS) is provided by ALD Automotive Ltd (ALD), trading as Lombard Vehicle Solutions, Oakwood Drive, Emersons Green, Bristol, BS16 7LB. The arrangement ensures that Lombard customers as well as those of National Westminster Bank PLC and The Royal Bank of Scotland PLC have access to a wider range of products to meet their vehicle finance needs.
Customers whose agreements are regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority should be aware that there is a financial connection between ALD and Lombard, which is acting as a credit broker and not a lender and that Lombard will receive a payment from ALD should you wish to proceed with an agreement. You can ask Lombard or ALD for more information about this.