The Ultra Low Emission Zone and associated charges come into effect from Monday 8 April. This means that if you’re driving a non-compliant vehicle, you’ll need to pay a fee if you take trips that start, end or pass through parts of Central London. Below are some suggestions to help you avoid these charges.
Upgrade your vehicle
To avoid these charges, you could rent or buy an electric or hybrid vehicle. It will reduce your costs including fuel and charges and is better for the environment. Explore a selection of deals below.
Change your driving patterns
Although you’re free to choose when and where to drive, you can adapt the times and locations of your rides to reduce the costs associated with the Ultra Low Emission Zone.
By choosing to avoid the Central London zone you can reduce the likelihood of trips taking you to the Congestion Charge Zone.Driving in the outer boroughs of London, highlighted in green on the map below, will often include trips that avoid both the Ultra Low Emission Zone and the Congestion Charge Zone.
Driving in the red area has a higher likelihood of receiving a dispatch that ends within the charge zone.