The Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ)

London’s new Ultra-Low Emission Zone came into effect, today, 8 April 2019.  Covering the same area as the Congestion Charge Zone, but unlike it operating 24 hours a day, the ULEZ imposes an additional charge on all but the most recent vehicles.

The ULEZ daily charge is additional to the Congestion Charge and set at:

  • £12.50 for most vehicle types, including cars, motorcycles and vans (up to and including 3.5 tonnes)
  • £100 for heavier vehicles, including lorries (over 3.5 tonnes) and buses/coaches (over 5 tonnes)

The ULEZ charge doesn’t apply for vehicles that meet the low emission standards:

  • Euro 3 for motorcycles, mopeds, motorised tricycles and quadricycles (L category)
  • Euro 4 (NOx) for petrol cars, vans, minibuses and other specialist vehicles – generally petrol cars registered after 2005 will meet this standard
  • Euro 6 (NOx and PM) for diesel cars, vans and minibuses and other specialist vehicles – generally it is only diesel cars registered after September 2015 that meet this standard
  • Euro VI (NOx and PM) for lorries, buses and coaches and other specialist heavy vehicles (NOx and PM)

More details about the charge can be found on the TfL website.

ULEZ and C-charge signs

BankEnergi and the ULEZ

The entire area covered by the the BankEnergi project lies inside the new Ultra Low Emission Zone.  So it’s not surprising that BankEnergi can help you with strategic actions that will reduce the effects of the ULEZ, both now and after its intended expansion in 2021.  We can help identify locations for  charging points that will help you to switch to clean electric vehicles (EVs), and look at ways of reducing demand to enable vehicle charging onsite without requiring an upgrade to your connection.  We can also see if there are opportunities for rationalising supply chains with other firms on the South Bank, to reduce the number of deliveries being made.  And we can design employee engagement to encourage shifts away from private cars to public transport or cycles.

If you are based on the South Bank in London, and think that you could benefit from a free energy review, as BankEnergi is currently funded through the UK Government’s InnovateUK programme, then please contact us by email or by completing the form on the contact page.  We’d love to hear from you!