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What is ULEZ?

Launched in April 2019, the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) was created to improve air quality in the capital by significantly reducing harmful vehicle ignitions. The results so far have been very positive. For instance, nitrogen oxide (NO2) levels have reduced by about 46% in Central London alone.

Which Areas Does ULEZ Affect?

ULEZ is currently defined by those areas located within the North and South Circular roads. From 29th August 2023, ULEZ will expand to incorporate all London boroughs.

New Low-Emission Commercial Vehicles

Exemption from ULEZ charges is just one good reason for switching out your regular vehicle for a ULEZ-friendly one. As well as being more eco-friendly, hybrid and electric vehicles are more affordable to run than their wholly combustion-engined equivalents.


Please study our frequently asked questions below – if your query is unanswered, don’t hesitate to contact your local Allen Ford, Essex Ford or SMC Ford Transit Centre team.

What Other Incentives are Available if I Switch to a Hybrid or Electric Van?


If eligible, you could receive up to £9,500 for scrapping your non-compliant van. Please visit https://tfl.gov.uk/modes/driving/ultra-low-emission-zone/scrappage-schemes to learn more.

My Van Isn’t ULEZ Friendly – Will I be Fined if I Don’t Pay the Charge?


If caught, yes – and the fine could be as much as £180.

Are Hybrid Commercial Vehicles ULEZ Compliant?


Absolutely. All hybrid vehicles are exempt from ULEZ charges.

Which Ford Commercial Vehicles Produce Zero CO2 and NOx Emissions?


The All-New E-Transit Custom and the full-size All-Electric E-Transit are fully electric, which means neither model produces any harmful emissions.

Everything You Need to Know About ULEZ

This video provides a useful, brief guide to ULEZ.

Charging Your ULEZ-Friendly Plug-In Hybrid or Electric Vehicle

All mild hybrid and full hybrid Ford commercial vehicles are self-charging, which is very convenient. Nevertheless, manually charging a plug-in hybrid or 100% electric Ford van is easier than you might think. You can do so at home, at work, or out and about.

Latest ULEZ News

We’ll add ULEZ updates here – so please check back on a regular basis.