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London's ultra-low emission zone to extend | 2018-06-08

  • ULEZ will be expanded to inner London from October 2021 and hit diesel hardest
  • Drivers of non-compliant cars will have to pay £12.50 a day to use them in the capital - and there's no discount for residents living within the zone
  • Mayor Sadiq Khan confirmed on Friday that ULEZ will stretch to cover the entirety of inner London between the North and South Circular roads
  • ULEZ will be introduced in Central London from next year, replacing T-Charge

Car and van drivers across a huge swathe of London will face daily charges of £12.50 under ultra-low emission zone expansion plans revealed today - with diesel owners being hit hardest.

Mayor Sadiq Khan confirmed that ULEZ - being introduced in Central London next year - will stretch to cover an area surrounded by the North and South Circular roads from October 2021.

It means those driving older vehicles across a major part London – an area 18 times greater than the central zone – will face a £12.50 daily fee if they use their cars.

Transport for London confirmed that residents will not receive a discount on the charge and those living within the zone will have to pay the full fee if they use their car at any time of any day from the 2021 deadline.

That would mean those who live within the zone could be forced to pay £12.50 if they use their car just once in a day to drive their children to school.

The ULEZ charges across London will cover vehicles that fail to meet certain emissions standards and be policed by the capital's network of ANPR cameras.

By 2021, owners of petrol cars that are more than 15 years old and diesel vehicles that are more than six years old will have to pay £12.50 to use them in London.

It is estimated that an additional 100,000 cars, 35,000 vans and 3,000 lorries might be affected by the expanded zone every day, City Hall said.