At Tickenham Garage we sell a large variety of used second hand vehicles, both locally and nationally. It is our aim to ensure that you are provided with all the information available when purchasing a car from us, this includes the ULEZ rating for the vehicle.
We place the ULEZ rating on each advert and can assist you with ensuring compliance for the main city of which you reside.
What is ULEZ?
ULEZ stands for Ultra Low Emission Zone. It is an initiative implemented in some cities, notably in London, to improve air quality and reduce pollution caused by vehicles. The ULEZ sets emissions standards that vehicles must meet in order to enter certain designated areas.
In the case of London, the ULEZ was introduced on April 8, 2019. It covers the same area as the Congestion Charge Zone and operates 24 hours a day, every day of the year, including weekends and holidays. The emission standards set by the ULEZ aim to encourage the use of vehicles with lower emissions and discourage the use of more polluting vehicles.
Within the ULEZ, most vehicles, including cars, motorcycles, and vans, need to meet specific exhaust emission standards, known as the Euro standards. Currently, the minimum requirement for most petrol cars, vans, and minibusses is to meet at least Euro 4 standards, while diesel cars, vans, and minibusses must meet at least Euro 6 standards. Failure to meet these standards results in a daily charge to drive within the ULEZ.
Bristol and Clean Air Zone
To find out whether your current car or one you are purchasing is Clean Air compliant, you can ask us or you can visit the Bristol City Council ULEZ page here: https://www.bristol.gov.uk/residents/streets-travel/bristols-caz/charges-and-vehicle-checker
Other Cities with Clean Air Zones
Bath has a Class C clean air zone.
Birmingham has a Class D clean air zone.
Bradford has a Class C clean air zone.
Bristol has a Class D clean air zone.
Portsmouth has a Class B clean air zone.
Sheffield has a Class C clean air zone.
Tyneside (Newcastle and Gateshead) has a Class C clean air zone.
Types of Class taken from https://www.gov.uk/guidance/driving-in-a-clean-air-zone
Minimum emission standards
Each vehicle type has a minimum emission standard. You can find your vehicle’s emission standard in your vehicle log book or from your vehicle manufacturer.
To avoid being charged in a clean air zone, your vehicle must meet the following minimum standard:
|Clean air zone minimum standard
|Buses, coaches, heavy goods vehicles
|Vans, minibuses, taxis, private hire vehicles, cars
|Euro 6 (diesel) and Euro 4 (petrol)
Local authorities may set a different standard for taxis and private hire vehicles. You should always check if you will need to pay a charge or contact the local authority for more information.