London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) aims to improve air quality within the city by discouraging people from driving vehicles that don’t meet emissions guidelines. Currently this means that diesel vans need to meet the Euro 6 standards in order to avoid paying a daily charge when travelling within the ULEZ.
The Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) is expanding across all London boroughs from 29 August 2023, the below image shows the expansion.
How will the
ULEZ affect you?
It goes without saying that you’ll only be affected by the ULEZ if you plan on driving within the area it covers. If you stay outside the zone, it won’t cost you anything to drive a diesel van that doesn’t meet the Euro 6 standards.
However, if you do need to enter the ULEZ area, you’ll want to be driving a van that meets the criteria. Otherwise, you’ll be paying a daily £12.50 charge (on top of the congestion charge). And because the ULEZ charge operates on a 24/7 basis, it’s unavoidable. None of this is good news if you’re trying to keep costs down.
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What are we doing in response
to the ULEZ?
We take our responsibility to the environment and to our customers extremely seriously. That’s why we’ve invested in new Euro 6 vans throughout our fleet. This means that you’ll automatically be ULEZ compliant when you hire a van from one of our branches.
The solution – hire one of
our low emission vans
If you’re looking for a ULEZ-compliant van you’ll want to hire one of our low emission vans. It won’t cost you more money to hire one of these upgraded vans. Plus, you won’t have to pay the daily £12.50 ULEZ charge.
Just be aware that you’ll have a higher excess and we’ll require a deposit:
- Small or short wheelbase vans – £200 deposit
- Long or extended long wheelbase vans – £300 deposit
- Luton vans – £300 deposit