Thursday, March 26, 2015

Ultra Low Emissions Zone London - historics get exemption.

Details of the new Ultra Low Emissions Zone in London have been announced today. The ULEZ will come in to effect from 7 September 2020.

Thankfully after lobbying by historic vehicle groups and interested individuals the policy makers have seen sense and allowed an exemption for those vehicles classified by DVLA as 'historic' Currently the historic classification is on a 40 year rolling basis so that currently means vehicles manufactured 1975 or earlier are historic.

There's no denying that we need low emissions vehicles but the historics are in such a minority as to make no difference. It would have been fairly tragic to think that we would never see veteran, vintage and classic vehicles on the streets of London again, they're part of the culture of the city.

Thankfully this will still be a site we can see after 2020.
Picture c/o Wall Street Journal.

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