From 25 October 2021, the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) is expanding from central London up to (but not including) the North Circular and South Circular roads. The ULEZ is central to the Mayor of London’s plans to improve Londoners’ health. It will clean up the city’s toxic air, which leads to the early deaths of thousands of people every year.
Most vehicles driving in the ULEZ must meet tight emission standards or pay the daily charge. When the ULEZ expands the standards will stay the same, but the area covered will be 18 times larger.
The ULEZ is in effect 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, all year round (except Christmas Day).
Be sure to check your vehicle at https://tfl.gov.uk/modes/driving/check-your-vehicle/ to see if you need to pay ULEZ.
The central London ULEZ works. Before the pandemic it contributed to a 44 per cent reduction in harmful roadside nitrogen dioxide (NO2) within the zone. But pollution is not just a central London problem. Expanding the ULEZ will improve air quality for Londoners across the city