As part of the move to ‘at least halve’ emissions of Nitrogen Oxide (NOx) and particulate matter from vehicle exhausts, Transport for London (TfL) has proposed an “Ultra Low Emission Zone”, to take effect from September 2020.
This zone would include Powered Two Wheel vehicles for the first time (PTWs are exempt from the existing Low Emission Zone as well as the Congestion Charge). TfL believes many vehicles will already be compliant by then, so all motorcycles and similar vehicles up to and including 13 years old (so 2007 onwards) would not have to pay a charge. But older motorcycles and scooters that did not comply with the new standards would face a daily charge of £12.50.
Non-compliant HGVs, buses and coaches would pay £100 per day.
TfL will run a consultation on the proposal until 9th January 2015. For more information and to comment on the proposal: