Check ULEZ compliance for free
London’s ULEZ expanded on 29th August 2023 to operate city-wide up to the M25. Use our ULEZ checker to find out if your car meets emissions standards and what fees you may need to pay.
How does the ULEZ checker tool work?
Using data from the DVLA and emissions standards published by TfL, our ULEZ checker tool uses your vehicle’s reg to check if your car meets the Euro emissions standards that qualify it as low-polluting. We can then confirm if your vehicle is compliant or non-compliant. Only non-compliant vehicles need to pay daily charges to drive in the ULEZ.
The compliance results are based on the ULEZ standards published by TfL, but we do not guarantee their accuracy. To check compliance for older vehicles, we advise you to use the TfL vehicle checker on the TfL website.
Some vehicles are exempt from ULEZ charges and may not receive an accurate compliance result from our checker. These include some vehicles built before 1 January 1973, or with historic tax class, some specialist vehicles (including tractors, mowers, farm and construction machinery), and those operated by the Ministry of Defence.
What is the London ULEZ?
London’s Ultra-Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) was introduced by TfL in 2019 as a small zone in Central London and aimed to reduce air pollution in the city by charging drivers of the worst polluting vehicles a fee to drive within the zone.
TfL expanded the zone in October 2021 to cover an area up to the North and South Circular Road. As part of an ongoing effort to further reduce vehicle emissions across the capital, the zone was expanded again to cover the whole of Greater London on 29th August 2023.
Which cars are free from ULEZ charges?
Different rules apply to different types of vehicles when it comes to ULEZ fees. For the most part, this means:
ULEZ compliant petrol cars
- Must meet Euro 4, Euro 5 or Euro 6 emissions standards
- Were generally registered after January 2006
ULEZ compliant diesel cars
- Must be Euro 6 compliant
- Were generally registered after September 2015
ULEZ compliant hybrid & electric cars
- With diesel engines: Must meet Euro 6 standards
- With petrol engines: Must meet Euro 4 standards
ULEZ compliant vans & motorbikes
- Diesel vans must be Euro 6 compliant
- Petrol vans must be Euro 4 compliant
- Motorbikes must be Euro 3 compliant
ULEZ scrappage scheme
Prefer to scrap your vehicle? The ULEZ car and motorcycle scrappage scheme is available for households within Greater London that own a non-ULEZ-compliant vehicle.
If you qualify, you can receive:
for scrapping a motorcycle or moped
for scrapping a car