If you’re in the market for a used car, it’s important to be aware of ULEZ. ULEZ is the Ultra Low Emission Zone in London – and if your vehicle doesn’t meet their emissions standards, you’ll have to pay a fee to drive in the city. In this blog post, we’ll tell you more about ULEZ and what to look out for when buying a used car. We’ll also give you some tips on how to find a low-emission vehicle that meets ULEZ standards.
ULEZ was introduced in 2019 in an effort to improve air quality in London. The ULEZ standards are based on the Euro emissions standards for vehicles. If your vehicle doesn’t meet the ULEZ standards, you’ll have to pay a daily fee of £12.50 to drive in the city – on top of the Congestion Charge, if you’re driving in central London. ULEZ applies to all vehicles – including cars, vans, motorcycles, buses, and lorries – 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
So what does this mean for you if you’re in the market for a used car? First of all, it’s important to check the ULEZ website to see if the vehicle you’re interested in meets the ULEZ standards. You can do this by entering the make, model, and registration number of the vehicle into the ULEZ search tool. If the vehicle doesn’t meet ULEZ standards, you’ll need to factor in the cost of the daily ULEZ fee when considering your budget.
It’s also important to be aware that even if a vehicle meets ULEZ standards, it may not meet the standards in other cities with ULEZ zones – so if you’re planning on driving in other ULEZ areas, make sure to check the requirements for those areas as well.
If you’re not sure what kind of vehicle to buy, or you’re having trouble finding a low-emission vehicle that meets ULEZ standards, Mondial Cars can help. We specialise in ULEZ-compliant vehicles, and our expert staff can help you find the perfect used car for your needs. Contact us today for more information.