ULEZ Expansion: London drivers to pay £12.50 A DAY to use their cars from 2023

The expansion means that drivers in London will have to pay when driving in the Ultra-Low Emission Zone. (PA/TfL)
The expansion means that drivers in London will have to pay when driving in the Ultra-Low Emission Zone. (PA/TfL)

Back in March, London Mayor Sadiq Khan announced the proposed plan to expand the Ultra-Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) to cover all of Greater London. 

The mayor has confirmed that the zone will expand starting on August 29, 2023.

Meaning that the zone will be expanded to cover the same area of the Low Emission Zone, with drivers that don't meet the ULEZ standards set to pay a daily charge of £12.50 when in the zone.

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The charge will also include residents within ULEZ, but they will not need to pay the daily charge if parked inside the zone and don't drive.

News Shopper: See the expansion map. (PA)
News Shopper: See the expansion map. (PA)

See the expansion map. (PA)

ULEZ Area Map: Where will it cover?

Currently, the ULEZ covers central London including the City of Westminster and Soho.

It was then later expanded to cover much more of the capital including, Greenwich, Hammersmith, Wood Green, Stratford, and more.

But now the expansion will cover all of Greater London to reduce the region's pollution levels.

Areas including South East London like Bexley, Bromley, Sidcup, Croydon, Enfield, Harrow, Wembley, Romford and more will be affected.

Below, you see the proposed map, with the green areas showing the spots which are part of the expansion.

News Shopper: See the expansion map. (TfL)
News Shopper: See the expansion map. (TfL)

See the expansion map. (TfL) (Image: Tfl)

What is the ULEZ expansion?

The ULEZ expansion is an area in London where it is required to pay a charge for driving in a vehicle that does not comply with minimum emissions standards.

Those that do not meet the standards are then charged a daily fee of £12.50 for entering the area.

Whether or not a vehicle is liable for the charge depends on how much nitrogen dioxide (NO2) it emits.

Which cars are ULEZ compliant?

Whether or not a vehicle is liable for the charge depends on how much nitrogen dioxide (NO2) it emits.

The change comes as NO2 can damage the lungs and make existing conditions such as asthma and lung and heart disease much worst.

In order for diesel cars to avoid the charge they must generally have been registered after September 2015, whilst most petrol models registered from 2005 are also exempt.

To fully check if your car meets standards, you can head to the TfL website and check.

Go to the TfL website now.