The Transport for London (TFL) scrappage scheme is currently in operation and was introduced by the Mayor of London. This scheme aims to provide support to eligible Londoners who scrap polluting vehicles that do not meet the emission standards. The expansion of the ULEZ comes into effect on 29 August 2023.
If eligible, applicants can receive up to £2,000 for scrapping a Car and up to £9,500 for scrapping an eligible van and upgrading with an electric van such as the All-Electric Ford E-Transit.
Here, we’ve answered some of the most common queries, but if you’d like more information, don’t hesitate to contact your local Gates dealership.
You’ll be exempt from ULEZ charges if you drive one of the following:
You can check to see if your Car or Van is ULEZ compliant by entering your details on the following vehicle checker on the Transport For London (TFL) website: https://tfl.gov.uk/modes/driving/check-your-vehicle/.
All Gates dealerships across Essex, Hertfordshire and London stock a large selection of Ford Vehicles that meet the required standards. So you can be assured that, when entering ULEZ areas, you won't incur the daily charge of £12.50.
The best way to avoid paying the low emission charge is by driving a vehicle that is ULEZ-compliant, and meets the emission standards. A pure-electric car or a Hybrid Vehicle would be ideal solutions.
Up until recently, if you did not need to visit London itself, you could bypass it by travelling on the North Circular or South Circular as neither were included within the ULEZ area. However, with the ULEZ expansion coming into effect from 29 August 2023, this won’t be possible as all London boroughs will be part of the ULEZ zone.
If you’re not exempt, you’ll need to pay by midnight on the third day following your most recent journey. If you fail to pay on time, you may receive a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN), which could be as much as £270.
ULEZ covers the whole of London - that's all 32 boroughs and the City; the Congestion Charge is applicable to Central London only.