The Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) began in earnest in September 2020 but was announced as far back as March 2015. It’s designed to make London’s air more breathable by discouraging owners of high-emissions vehicles from driving through the capital. It does so by enforcing a daily tariff.
Which Areas Does ULEZ Affect?
The ULEZ applies to areas of the capital located within the North and South Circular roads. From 29th August 2023, the zone will increase to include all London boroughs.
New Low-Emission Cars
Low and zero-emissions cars offer many benefits, not just exemption from ULEZ tariffs. They’re affordable to run, kinder to the environment, and free from any and all congestion / Clean Air Zone charges in other parts of the UK.
Do you have a ULEZ query? If so, please look at our frequently asked questions below – and if you’d like to know more, don’t hesitate to contact your local Allen Kia, Bletchley Kia, Milton Keynes Kia or Southend Kia team.
Yes. If you make the switch, you could be entitled to as much as £2,000 for scrapping your old vehicle. For full details, please visit https://tfl.gov.uk/modes/driving/ultra-low-emission-zone/scrappage-schemes.
It’s not worth the risk because, if caught, you’ll be liable for a £180 fine.
Yes. All mild-hybrid, full-hybrid and plug-in hybrid vehicles are 100% ULEZ friendly.
The Kia Soul EV, All-New Niro EV and Kia EV6 (including the EV6 GT) are fully electric and therefore zero-emission cars. The forthcoming EV9 is an all-electric SUV too.
Everything You Need to Know About ULEZ
This short video provides a helpful guide to ULEZ.
Browse Our Used ULEZ-Compliant Vehicles
At Allen Kia, Bletchley Kia, Milton Keynes Kia and Southend Kia, we feature an array of ULEZ-friendly cars, including the New XCeed Plug-in Hybrid and the fully-electric Soul EV.
Charging Your ULEZ-Friendly Plug-In Hybrid or Electric Vehicle
Hybrid versions of the All-New Niro, Sportage and Sorento feature self-charging batteries, which means no manual charging is required. Plug-in hybrid versions of the New XCeed and Sorento, as well as all fully-electric Kia models, need manual charging. However, this can be simply achieved at home, at work, or at one of thousands of UK-wide public charging points.