ULEZ stands for Ultra Low Emission Zone. There are emission standards and requirements that lorries, coaches, buses and some other heavy vehicles have to meet when travelling within the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ). Vehicles that fall within this category are:
- Breakdown And Recovery Vehicles
- Fire Engines
- Motorised Horse Boxes
- Concrete Mixers
- Removal Lorries (More Than 3.5 tonnes)
- Road Sweepers
The Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) will be enforced based on the emissions of the vehicles rather than the age, however Euro VI engines are usually the vehicles registered with the DVLA after 2014. The Ultra Low Emission Zones also apply to Buses that are contracted to TFL – they are not exempt from it and all the Buses in the ULEZ now are minimum Euro VI standard.
If you need to check if your vehicle meets the current emissions standard you check on the TFL website.