The Transport for London Low Emission Zone (LEZ)

The Low Emission Zone (LEZ) covers most of Greater London and operates 24 hours a day, every day of the year. It was introduced in 2008 to encourage the most polluting heavy diesel vehicles in the Capital to become cleaner.

As of 01 March 2021 the LEZ emissions standards for HGVs, vans and other specialist heavy vehicles over 3.5 tonnes (GVW) as well as for buses, minibuses and coaches over 5 tonnes (GVW) changed from Euro IV for particulate matter (PM) to Euro VI for PM and nitrogen oxides (NOX). These vehicles need to meet the Euro VI emission standard or pay a daily charge. You can check your vehicle and find out about the options to help you prepare at www.tfl.gov.uk/lez

Payment can be made on Transport for London website at www.tfl.gov.uk/lez, on the phone +44 343 222 2222 or by post.

Vehicle Weight Emission Standard Daily charge
Lorries, motor caravans and horseboxes More than 3.5 tonnes gross vehicle weight Euro IV – Euro V
(NOX & PM)
£100
≤ Euro III
(NOX & PM)
£300
Buses and coaches More than 5 tonnes gross vehicle weight Euro IV – Euro V
(NOX & PM)
£100
≤ Euro III
(NOX & PM)
£300
Large vans and horseboxes Between 1.205 unladen and 3.5 tonnes < Euro III
(PM)
£100
Motor caravans Between 2.5 and 3.5 tonnes < Euro III
(PM)
£100
Minibuses 5 tonnes or less gross vehicle weight < Euro III
(PM)
£100
Registration:

Operators of affected vehicles registered outside of Great Britain including trucks, buses, coaches, large vans, minibuses and other specialized vehicles will have to register their vehicles by post or email with Transport for London (TfL) if they meet the required emissions standards in order to drive within the LEZ without paying a daily charge.

For further information regarding registration and the LEZ scheme in general please use the drop down menu.

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