London’s new Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) came into force.

As from today, vehicles will have to meet tight exhaust emission standards or pay a daily charge to drive into central London. The most polluting vehicles will have to pay a daily charge of £12.50 for cars, motorcycles and vans, and £100 for lorries, buses and coaches. These charges will be over and above the daily £11.50 congestion charge.

Initially, the ULEZ will cover the same area as London’s congestion charging zone, however in October 2021, it will be expanded to cover London’s major circular arterial roads as shown above in yellow (Map provided by Tfl).