The Ultra Low Emission Zone significantly expanded from Monday to cover all areas within the North and South Circular roads in an attempt to boost air quality.
London’s pollution charge zone for older vehicles has become 18 times larger, impacting tens of thousands of motorists.
The Ultra Low Emission Zone (Ulez) has expanded to cover all areas within the North and South Circular in an attempt to boost air quality.
Drivers who do not comply with minimum emissions standards will have to pay £12.50 daily to drive in the zone.
Those who do not comply face a penalty charge notice of £160, reduced to £80 if paid within a fortnight.
Whether a vehicle is liable for the charge depends on how much nitrogen dioxide (NO2) it emits. NO2 damages lungs and can exacerbate existing conditions such as asthma, and lung and heart disease.
You can check if your vehicle is liable, here.
Most diesel cars first registered after September 2015 and most petrol cars registered from 2005 onwards are exempt from the charge.