Report looking at the impact of London ULEZ expansion

Transport for London (TfL) has issued a report looking at the impact of the Ultra-Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) in the first year since its expansion in October 2021.

The report shows that the ULEZ, in conjunction with the Low Emission Zone (LEZ), continues to have a significant impact on cutting the number of older, more polluting vehicles seen driving in London and on reducing the levels of harmful air pollution that Londoners are exposed to.

Key findings from the report are:

  • Harmful pollution emissions have reduced by 26% within the expanded ULEZ area - compared with what they would have been without the ULEZ coming into force.
  • The ULEZ has reduced harmful pollution levels in central London by nearly half compared to what they would have been without the ULEZ.
  • In inner London, pollution levels are 21% lower than they would have been without the ULEZ.
  • Each day, 74,000 fewer polluting vehicles are seen driving in the zone, a cut of 60% since expansion in October 2021.

View the full report on the website.

The BVRLA has published a communications toolkit for members to promote to customers and potential customers the merits of rental or leasing to those requiring a cleaner ULEZ or CAZ-compliant vehicle.

More information on TfL’s scrappage scheme.