One month until ULEZ reaches Wandsworth

Published: Friday, September 24, 2021

There is now just one month to go until the Mayor of London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) expands to include northern parts of the borough.

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Wandsworth residents are being urged to find out how the changes will affect them before they come into effect on October 25.

Wandsworth’s transport spokesman Cllr John Locker said: “With just one month left to go before the Mayor’s ULEZ scheme comes into effect it’s really important for residents and businesses to acquaint themselves with the new rules and most crucially to check if their vehicle is compliant or will face charges for driving inside the zone.

“This is especially important for residents in the northern parts of the borough whose homes are inside the zone. It’s vital they fully understand what the Mayor’s new rules mean for them and their travel choices.”

The ULEZ will be extended to include all areas of London within the North and South Circular Roads. These two ring roads will form the boundaries of the new zone.

Any vehicle driving within this area will need to comply with emissions restrictions or be subject to a financial penalty.

The rules will apply 24 hours a day, seven days a week (except Christmas Day).

The Mayor’s decision to expand London’s existing ULEZ means these rules will soon apply to vehicles belonging to residents living in many parts of Battersea, Wandsworth and Putney.

Residents can check if their home is included within the new zone by checking a detailed neighbourhood map on the Transport for London website.

Vehicles that do not comply with the zone’s emissions limits will need to pay a daily charge if they are driven - £12.50 for cars, vans and motorcycles and £100 for most buses, coaches and lorries. You can find out if your vehicle is exempt from the charge or if you will be required to pay  here.

Non-compliant vehicles include:

• Motorbikes that do not meet Euro 3 standard
• Petrol cars and vans that do not meet Euro 4 standard
• Diesel cars and vans that do not meet Euro 6 standard
• Buses, coaches and lorries that do not meet or exceed the Euro 6 standard.

Vehicles entering the central London Congestion Charge zone will also need to pay an additional £15 unless they are power by electric battery or hydrogen fuel cell. The rules on available congestion charge discounts have changed during the course of the pandemic.

For more information please visit the TfL website.