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London's Ultra Low Emissions Zone to be 18 times larger than expected

As part of a push to improve air quality in the capital plans to extend London’s Ultra Low Emissions Zone (ULEZ) will begin in April 2019. It is hoped that the extended zone will be fully in effect by 2021.

Recently unveiled plans have shown that the area is up to 18 times larger than previously expected and it will affect over 100,000 cars, 35,000 vans, and 3,000 lorries per day. Each vehicle affected will have to pay an additional fee of £12.50 on top of standard congestion charges.

However, not all vehicles will be treated equally - diesel powered vehicles that meet the EU6 emissions standards won’t incur an additional charge, alongside petrol cars and vans that comply with the EU4 regulations.

It is expected that across the UK more Ultra Low Emission Zones will be introduced in different cities as the government commits to improving air quality for UK citizens.