What is ULEZ (Ultra Low Emission Zones)?

From September 2020, the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) has meant that anyone with a non-ULEZ friendly vehicle is charged £12.50 for driving in the zone. The purpose of ULEZ is to clean up the capital’s air and make it more breathable – and it’s working. In the first 10 months of operation, combined harmful emissions (CO2 and NOx) were reduced by approximately 35%.

Which Areas are Affected by ULEZ?

Currently, ULEZ includes all parts of London contained within the North and South Circular roads. From 29th August 2023, the zone will increase to include every London borough.

New Low-Emission Cars

Many advantages come with switching to a hybrid, plug-in hybrid or fully electric car. Not only are they more affordable to run than their purely petrol / diesel-fuelled equivalents, they produce fewer emissions, which means they have a more positive environmental impact.


Please check out our ULEZ-related frequently asked questions. If you still have a query, please don’t hesitate to contact your local Milton Keynes Suzuki, Romford Suzuki or Southend Suzuki team.

Other Than Being Exempt from ULEZ Charges, is There Any Other Incentive to Switching to a Hybrid or Electric Car?


The latest Transport for London scrappage scheme gives drivers up to £2,000 when they scrap their ULEZ-unfriendly vehicles. See if you qualify by visiting https://tfl.gov.uk/modes/driving/ultra-low-emission-zone/scrappage-schemes.

Is There a Fine if I Don’t Pay the ULEZ Charge?


Yes. If caught, you’ll be liable for a £180 penalty charge.

I Know Electric Vehicles are Exempt from ULEZ – But What About Hybrid Cars?


All hybrid vehicles (mild, full and plug-in hybrids) are exempt from ULEZ charges.

Do Any Suzuki Vehicles Produce Zero Emissions?


Currently, there are no 100% electric Suzuki vehicles. However, the Suzuki eVX SUV is expected to hit the market in 2025 and it’s expected to offer a range of up to 341 miles.

Everything You Need to Know About ULEZ

Check out this short, visual guide to ULEZ.

Charging Your ULEZ-Friendly Plug-In Hybrid or Electric Vehicle Suzuki produces mild-hybrid versions of the Vitara, Swift and Swift Sport, as well as a full hybrid Swace variant – each of which features a self-charging battery. The Suzuki Across, meanwhile, is a plug-in petrol-electric vehicle that offers an all-electric range of 46 miles. While the Across requires manual charging, this can easily be achieved at home, at work, or out and about.

Latest ULEZ News

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