Little-known loophole lets motorists undercut ULEZ charge – avoiding £12.50 a day tax
DRIVERS discover a little-known loophole allowing motorists to beat the London UItra-Low Emission Zone.
The ULEZ is an area in London where only eco-friendly cars are allowed to enter.
It was introduced to reduce pollution and protect public health.
Drivers of most vehicles will have to pay a £12.50 fee or find an alternative route to get into the capital.
However, there is a way to avoid the fee – and look good doing it.
Classic cars are exempt from the cripple fee.
If your vehicle is more than 40 years old, you can apply for inclusion in the historic vehicle tax bracket.
This status means you no longer have to pay road tax or ULEZ when driving in London.
All vehicles built before January 1, 1983 are exempt from the ULEZ fee.
Cars that meet these criteria but are registered outside the UK can benefit from the same rules but must be registered before they can be used in the zone.
If you don’t drive a classic, but your car is older than 2015, you will most likely have to pay the fee.
Gasoline cars, along with vans, minibuses and other special vehicles, must meet the Euro 4 emission standards that were introduced in 2006 for ordinary cars.
In general, this means that petrol cars registered after 2005 can enter the ULEZ zone free of charge.
Diesel cars must meet the stricter Euro 6 standards that were introduced later.
Currently the London ULEZ includes all areas within the North and South Circular Roads.
However, Khan announced that it will expand to all of Greater London from 29 August 2023.
Following the changes, Transport for London (TfL) expects 160,000 cars and 42,000 vans to pay for the daily charge.
https://www.thesun.ie/motors/10131092/loophole-drivers-beat-the-ulez-charge/ Little-known loophole lets motorists undercut ULEZ charge – avoiding £12.50 a day tax