Ultra Low Emission Zone

What is ULEZ?

London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) is a regulation that the government are introducing in Central London to reduce air pollution. If you or your fleet uses a vehicle that fails to meet the stricter emissions standards, the daily charges will nearly double when entering ULEZ. You can get up to speed with ULEZ and the other regulations on their way in our guide on the impact of ULEZ and CAZ on UK businesses.

What vans does the ULEZ charge apply to?

It is estimated that more than 80% of vans on the road today fail to meet the emissions standards (Source: Commercial Fleet 2018). Non-Euro 6 compliant diesel vans will be subject to ULEZ charges as they do not meet the emissions standards. Euro 6 diesel vans were first sold from September 2016, so any diesel vans that you’ve acquired before then are unlikely to meet the emissions standards. If you know your registration number, you can check whether your vehicle will meet the ULEZ standards via a tool provided by TfL (Transport for London).

Can you offer any help with the TfL scrappage scheme?

The Transport for London (TfL) vehicle scrappage scheme is open to eligible businesses operating in London. There are a number of schemes and we can help you to keep on the road, and make the most of the rebate with our Scrappage Scheme Discount.

1. If you have used the Congestion Charging Zone (CCZ) the equivalent of twice a week for the last six months and are going to be scrapping a non-compliant van, then hiring a new Euro 6 van could be just the answer. With one simple regular payment that includes all your servicing, maintenance and road tax, no deposit**and our Scrappage Scheme Discount on 12months+ hires, we can keep your business moving - and the £3,500 grant will go a long way.

2. If your business is registered in Greater London and you want to purchase a Euro 6 compliant van to take advantage of the scrappage scheme, then you can buy one through Van Monster. As our vans come with a price match, 6 month warranty and flexible finance options, your £3,500 grant would be well invested.

How much will the ULEZ charge cost your business?

If your vehicle(s) do not meet the emissions standards, here’s a breakdown of the costs for a range of fleet sizes on a daily, weekly, monthly and yearly basis - 

To view this table on a mobile or tablet device, please click here

ULEZ Charge Table


Three simple ways to beat the charge

Whether you're a business owner or a fleet manager with a fleet of 1 or 1000+ vans, we've got three simple ways to help you beat the daily ULEZ charges. Northgate Vehicle Hire offers a range of ULEZ friendly vehicles with a hire option to suit your business needs.


1 Vehicle Hire

Ideal for: Preparing for ULEZ and planning for future regulations

Hire Euro 6 compliant vehicles on a long-term or flexible basis from a fleet that is periodically refreshed with new models.
Find out more about Vehicle Hire


2 We Buy, You Rent

Ideal for: Transitioning from ownership to vehicle hire

Sell your old vehicles and hire new Euro 6 compliant models. Get all the benefits of vehicle hire and inject cash back into your business.
Find out more about We Buy, You Rent


3 Part Exchange

Ideal for: Trading in old vehicles to buy Euro 6 compliant models

A hassle-free way to sell old and non-compliant vehicles to buy Euro 6 models. Choose from the UK’s largest selection of quality used vans.
Find out more about Part Exchange with Van Monster




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