In this blog we aim to answer the main questions regarding the London ULEZ to help you make an informed decision when purchasing your Micro Camper we aim to break it down into simple to digest pieces, So here we go
What is ULEZ?
The London Ultra Low Emission Zone also referred to as ULEZ is an area in London that Charges for certain vehicles to enter it operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year, except Christmas Day
Why is ULEZ Being implemented?
The ULEZ is being expanded to improve the air quality in London
Where is ULEZ being implemented?
The area affected by the expansion of ULEZ is going to include everywhere within the North Circular Road (A406) and South Circular Road (A205)but excluding the North and South Circular roads themselves, So you will be able to use these routes without being charged
When is ULEZ being implemented?
Currently, only Central London is in the Ultra-Low emission Zone, but this is due to expand on the 25th October 2021 it operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year, except Christmas Day
What Micro Campers are affected by ULEZ?
Minimum emission standards for Cars are
Petrol: Euro 4 This should not affect Petrol Micro Camper but you can check here Check My Micro Camper
Diesel: Euro 6 Is will rule out most Diesel Micro Campers apart from the newer models typically 2017 or newer please check here Check My Micro Camper
If your Micro Camper does not meet these requirements you will incur a daily charge of £12.50 while in the ULEZ
Which Micro Campers are ULEZ compliant?
When looking for an Ultra-Low Emission Zone Compliant Micro Camper at Redcote Leisure all our ULEZ Compliant vehicles have the following in the vehicle details Ultra Low Emission Zone Compliant (ULEZ Compliant)
- Never going to drive in London’s Expanded ULEZ
If like most of us with Micro Campers, you have no intention to driving in the London then the ULEZ will not be a problem Just choose the Micro Camper that suits your needs
- May Visit London’s Expanded ULEZ but only occasionally
If you will go into the ULEZ but for less than 12 days in total for the year, I would not let it influence your decision as Petrol Micro Campers are normally more expensive to Tax and not as fuel-efficient so you would still be better off financially with a Diesel Micro Camper
- Live in London or Frequently visit the London ULEZ
You will need a newer Euro 6 Diesel or Petrol Micro Camper this choice will be down to Budget and the number of miles you drive each year.
If you need any advice or guidance please contact your nearest Redcote Leisure Branch we may have a suitable vehicle in stock or be able to help you make an informed decision when purchasing a vehicle for Redcote Leisure to convert for you into one of our fantastic Micro Campers
In these difficult times Micro Campers make more sense than ever, whether you want a Micro Camper for Days out, Weekends away or Longer adventures
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