Launched in April 2019, the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) was created to improve air quality in the capital by significantly reducing harmful vehicle ignitions. The results so far have been very positive. For instance, nitrogen oxide (NO2) levels have reduced by about 46% in Central London alone.
Which Areas Does ULEZ Affect?
ULEZ is currently defined by those areas located within the North and South Circular roads. From 29th August 2023, ULEZ will expand to incorporate all London boroughs.
Exemption from ULEZ charges is just one good reason for switching out your regular vehicle for a ULEZ-friendly one. As well as being more eco-friendly, hybrid and electric vehicles are more affordable to run than their wholly combustion-engined equivalents.
Please study our frequently asked questions below – if your query is unanswered, don’t hesitate to contact your local Allen Ford, Essex Ford or SMC Ford Transit Centre team.
If caught, yes – and the fine could be as much as £180.
Absolutely. All hybrid vehicles are exempt from ULEZ charges.
The All-New E-Transit Custom and the full-size All-Electric E-Transit are fully electric, which means neither model produces any harmful emissions.
Everything You Need to Know About ULEZ
This video provides a useful, brief guide to ULEZ.
Charging Your ULEZ-Friendly Plug-In Hybrid or Electric Vehicle
All mild hybrid and full hybrid Ford commercial vehicles are self-charging, which is very convenient. Nevertheless, manually charging a plug-in hybrid or 100% electric Ford van is easier than you might think. You can do so at home, at work, or out and about.
At Allen Ford, Essex Ford and SMC Ford Transit Centre dealerships, we feature an array of ULEZ-friendly commercial vehicles, from the mild-hybrid Transit Custom to the plug-in hybrid Custom Kombi.