London ULEZ Is Expanding – What Does This Mean For Van Drivers?
With the London Ultra-Low Emission Zone expanding on 29th August 2023 to improve the air quality and health of Londoners, new figures suggest that 49% of vans in outer London are not ULEZ compliant.
Despite the many benefits the ULEZ has on reducing air pollution within London, the expansion of the ULEZ will have a significant impact for LCV operators who regularly operate within the London area. In this blog, Dawsongroup vans covers the impact the ULEZ expansion will have for van operators and how businesses can become ULEZ compliant instantly – in the most flexible, risk-free way.
Key Points of the ULEZ Expansion for Van Operators
On 29th August 2023, the current London ULEZ is expanding across all London Boroughs
If your van is not Euro 6 diesel or zero-emissions, you will have to pay a daily charge of £12.50 when you are driving within the ULEZ
The ULEZ operates 24 hours a day, midnight to midnight, every day of the year, except Christmas Day
ULEZ Scrappage Scheme for Vans
To help businesses who are not currently ULEZ compliant prepare for the expansion, the Mayor of London has launched a new scrappage scheme for vans. The scrappage scheme provides a government grant to successful, eligible organisations to scrap or retrofit their non-ULEZ compliant vehicles and switch to a cleaner, compliant vehicle.
The scheme is open to micro businesses (with up to 10 employees), sole traders and registered charities with a registered address within the 32 London boroughs or the City of London (Greater London Area). Small businesses (under 50 employees) will also be eligible to apply to the scrappage scheme.
The scrappage scheme offers a range of grants to help become ULEZ compliant:
Looking to scrap a non-ULEZ compliant vehicle – £5,000
Retrofit a non-ULEZ van to become ULEZ compliant – £5,000
Scrap a non-ULEZ compliant van and replace with an electric van – £7,500
Full details around the scrappage scheme and to start your application, click here.
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