Driver Announcements

The Ultra Low Emission Zone

April 2, 2019 / United Kingdom

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.

Renting or buying a hybrid

Available ULEZ compliant vehicles include Toyota Prius and Toyota Auris. Please note: If you upgrade to a hybrid you won’t have to pay the £12.50 ULEZ charge, but you’ll still need to pay up to £11.50 per day when driving in the Congestion Charge Zone.

For information on renting a hybrid from £200 per week (all inclusive), or if you’d like to buy or finance a car, please contact:

Otto Cars:
Phone: 020 8740 7444
Email: info@ottocar.co.uk
Available: Rental & Purchase

Drover:
Phone: 020 3848 4000
Email: service@joindrover.com
Available: Rental & Purchase

Toyota Jemca:
Phone: 020 8203 1888
Available: Purchase only

Renting or buying an electric vehicle

If you upgrade to a fully electric vehicle, you will not be required to pay the charges associated with either the Congestion Charge Zone or the Ultra Low Emission Zone.

For information on renting an electric vehicle from £230 per week (all inclusive), or if you’d like to buy or finance a car, please contact:

Otto Cars:
Phone: 020 8740 7444
Email: info@ottocar.co.uk
Available: Rental & Purchase

Drover:
Phone: 0203 848 4000
Email: service@joindrover.com
Available: Rental & Purchase

If you choose to rent or buy an EV, you will automatically stop building 15p per mile towards future EV assistance to be claimed through the Clean Air Plan. Instead, you will have the additional 15p added to your trip fare, subject to your service fee.

If you would like to continue adding to your eligible EV assistance while renting or buying an EV, please contact us via the ‘Help’ section of your app to let us know your choice.

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.