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Sadiq Khan to continue expansion of ULEZ in October UK News

Sadiq Khan has announced plans to continue the planned expansion of the Very Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) later this year.

The newly re-elected mayor of London today confirmed that ULEZ will be extended to operate as far north and south as circular routes from 25 October this year, as previously planned.

Mr Khan pledged to be ‘the greenest mayor London has ever had’ and said he was given ‘a mandate from Londoners to put environment and climate policy at the heart’ of his second term mayor.

He added: ‘In central London, the very low emission zone has already helped cut toxic roadside nitrogen dioxide pollution by almost half and has led to reductions five times the average. national.

“But pollution is not just a central London problem, which is why ULEZ’s expansion later this year will benefit Londoners across the city and is a crucial step in London’s green recovery.”

A daily charge if £ 12.50 applies to drivers entering the Ultra Low Emission Zone in vehicles that do not meet minimum emission standards.

For petrol cars, the minimum standard is “ Euro 4 ”, which was made compulsory for new vehicles manufactured after 2006, while diesel cars must meet the “ Euro 6 ” standard, which is compulsory for vehicles. new vehicles manufactured since September 2015.

The town hall estimates that around 80% of the cars in the capital meet minimum standards, but that up to 100,000 cars and 35,000 vans could be affected by the expansion of ULEZ because they do not meet the standards.

Drivers can check whether their vehicle meets ULEZ standards on the TfL website.

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This notice was published: 2021-05-14 14:30:00