What is ULEZ?

The Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) covers those parts of London that are contained within the A406 and A205. Anyone who drives a vehicle that isn’t ULEZ compliant in the zone will be required to pay the ULEZ charge.


What is the purpose of ULEZ?


It’s designed to significantly reduce air pollution in the capital. According to the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, in February 2023, ULEZ works: “This is beyond dispute,” he said. “It has already reduced toxic air pollution by almost half in central London, and by over a fifth in inner London.”

Are ULEZ and the Congestion Charge the same thing?


No. They are separate charges.

What happens if I don’t pay the ULEZ charge?


You risk a fine of up to £160.

How can I avoid paying the ULEZ charge?


If your vehicle isn’t ULEZ compliant, you could choose to drive around the zone rather than through it. Or with Renault Retail Group, you can trade your vehicle in for a vehicle that is ULEZ compliant. Further assistance is available with Transport for London’s scrappage scheme.