Check ULEZ compliance for your vehicle
On 25 October 2021, London's Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) expanded to create a single, larger zone up to the North and South Circular Road. Use our ULEZ checker to find out if your car meets the emissions standards and what fees you may need to pay.
How does the ULEZ checker tool work?
Using data from the DVLA, our ULEZ checker tool uses your vehicle’s reg to see if your car meets the emissions standards that qualify it as low-polluting — only high-polluting vehicles are targeted by the ULEZ.
What is the London ULEZ?
The ULEZ (Ultra-Low Emission Zone) started in 2019 as a small zone in Central London and aimed to reduce air pollution in London by charging drivers of the worst polluting vehicles a fee to drive within the zone. The recent expansion of this zone in October 2021 is part of a determined effort to further reduce vehicle emissions across the city; and means that drivers of non-compliant cars will now be charged £12.50 per day, if they make a journey within the ULEZ boundaries.
With fines for non-payment now a reality for non-compliant drivers, make sure you don’t get caught out.
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 residents in the 32 London boroughs and the City of London if they are receiving benefits. If you qualify, you can receive:
If you qualify, you can receive:
for scrapping a motorcycle or moped
for scrapping a car