ULEZ Coming to London
Private hire drivers will end up paying 12.50 per day to enter into central London ULEZ from 08 April 2019
Why am I paying £12.50 a day?
In order to improve London’s air quality, the Mayor of London introduced a new charge called the “ULEZ” which stands for “ultra-low emission zone”. If your vehicle falls below the emissions standard, you will be charged £12.50 per day.
Which private hire vehicles will have to pay / not pay
If your vehicle is a Euro 4 standard, the good news is, you have NO charge to pay. Broadly speaking, petrol vehicles registered from 2005 meet these criteria although some cars registered in 2001 also meet the standards
If your vehicle is Euro 6 standard, again great news, there is NO charge. Generally, diesel vehicles registered from September 2015 fall within this.
However, if your vehicle falls below any of the above Euro standards, there will be a daily charge to pay
How can I check if my vehicle meets the above criteria?
You can visit the TFL link below and input your vehicle registration to see if the charge applies to you
When does it start?
8th April 2019
What area does it cover?
The same area as the existing congestion charge.
What days and time does it operate:
Very important – Operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
How to pay
TFL have the following options to make it easier to pay:
Auto Pay – register online at https://tfl.gov.uk/modes/driving/congestion-charge/auto-pay
Pay online from TFL website from the 08 April.
Download the office TFL app.
Pay by Phone
UK: 0343 222 2222 (TfL call charges)
International:+44 20 7649 9122
Textphone: 020 7649 9123 (if you have impaired hearing)
What if I don’t pay?
If you fail to pay, a penalty charge notice of £160 will be sent to you which can be reduced to £80 if paid within 14 days.