ULEZ Expansion Planned in London August 2023

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ULEZ Expansion Planned in London August 2023

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The Mayor of London has asked TfL to consult on proposals for expanding the Ultra Low Emission Zone on 29 August 2023 to include the whole of Greater London :o :evil:

https://tfl.gov.uk/modes/driving/ultra- ... n-for-2023



Wonder how this will effect all the car shows and events that take place there. Looks like London to Brighton will done for, Bromley Pageant of Motoring only for cars over 40 years old. Just think, if you've got a classic Mini that was built after 1982, you will have to pay £12.50 just to leave your drive, no mater what event you are travelling to, and if you go outside the ULEZ you will probably have to pay twice.
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I live outside the proposed ulez but travel into it to pick up my paint materials. The owner of the paint shop I’ve known since school is looking on relocating outside of the ulez because of this . So we’ll done mayor khan . …. Of course the air doesn’t blow into London ! … Funny that we had tha sahara desert sand land on our cars twice last month …. Ken
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The road I live in is in Surrey but one end of it exits across the border into the London zone and the other end is in Surrey. If the ULEZ Expansion goes ahead next year, when I turn left down my road in my BMW 320D I will be charged £12.50 whereas if I turn right down my road staying in Surrey there is no charge.
Suprisingly my 2002 petrol R50 MINI is exempt from ULEZ.
As said all vehicles that have a historic vehicle tax class are exempt from the ULEZ.
https://classicsworld.co.uk/news/ulez-e ... of-london/
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surfblue63 wrote: Tue Jul 26, 2022 5:36 pm Wonder how this will effect all the car shows and events that take place there. Looks like London to Brighton will done for, Bromley Pageant of Motoring only for cars over 40 years old. Just think, if you've got a classic Mini that was built after 1982, you will have to pay £12.50 just to leave your drive, no mater what event you are travelling to, and if you go outside the ULEZ you will probably have to pay twice.
There might be an increase in demand for pre-1982 Mini V5's on ebay in the London area....

The London to Brighton Mini Run moved the start to Cheam this year as Crystal Palace no longer wants polluting cars in their park....but despite being in Surrey, Cheam is just over the border and actually comes under the London Borough of Sutton!
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Whats even more pathetic is that Ferrari have just released a Hybrid car, so it can go into the Low emission Zone for nothing. What is pathetic, is that this new car can do 15 miles just off the batteries at 84mph.....great! a round trip between Harrods and Selfriges...
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Andy Burnham tried this in Manchester a few months ago, no consultation, nothing, wasted millions on signage and cameras across the whole of his Greater Manchester Clean Air Zone (500 square miles!) and it didn’t take long for him to be told exactly where he could shove it. Most of us in opposition to it understand the problem and how pollution needs to be tackled but he tried to introduce a similar daily charge for any pre Euro 6 vehicle which would have massively affected thousands of businesses and jobs overnight. He’s now gone away to have a little rethink.
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Then how long before Euro 6 cars are targeted and only hybrids and electric cars are free to use ?

Have to smile when the website says ‘most cars are compliant’. … I wonder how true that is ??!!

As it stands my daughter’s 57 plate KA is compliant but not our dirty diesels.
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Rolandino wrote: Tue Jul 26, 2022 7:51 pm Whats even more pathetic is that Ferrari have just released a Hybrid car, so it can go into the Low emission Zone for nothing. What is pathetic, is that this new car can do 15 miles just off the batteries at 84mph.....great! a round trip between Harrods and Selfriges...
You’d still have to pay the congestion charge to get to Harrods. Hybrids aren’t exempt from that.

Not been to Birmingham since they started charging on my 2006 diesel and won’t go there again.
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Congestion Charge starts at the Hyde Park uderpass, so Harrods is outside it. If you go up the mall, right at Marble arch and miss all the congestion charges and then you are at Selfriges. My point was that having batteries that take you 15 miles doesnt make it a hybrid !
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Aren’t modern petrols exempt from the ULEZ in London anyway, doesn’t have to be a hybrid?
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