A driver asked me if I would be paying for his emission charges if he went into London. I did not even know about this. Does anyone know of any easy-to-follow rules for these charges? For instance does it just apply to Central London like the Congestion Charge?
Emissions Charges for London
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The emission charges only really apply to vehicles older than 2002 but not all vehicles.
go to the lez website and enter your reg no, I have seen a courier we know with a 1999 berlingo and this isn't subject to the charge.
For non compliant vehicles the charge is payable 24hrs a day 7 days a week and the charges for non payment are absolutely disgusting.
The zone is nearly all the inside of the m25
And also don't forget to pay your congestion as well.
Vehicle Weight Penalty Charge If paid within 14 days
- Motorised horseboxes
- 4x4 light utility vehicles
- Other specialist vehicles Between 1.205 tonnes unladen and 3.5 tonnes gross vehicle weight £500 £250
- Ambulances 2.5 - 3.5 tonnes gross vehicle weight £500 £250
Minibuses (with more than 8 passenger seats) 5 tonnes or less gross vehicle weight £500 £250
- Goods vehicles
- Motor caravans
- Motorised horseboxes
- Breakdown and recovery vehicles
- Snow ploughs
- Refuse collection vehicles
- Road sweepers
- Concrete mixers
- Fire engines
- Removals lorries
- Other specialist vehicles
More than 3.5 tonnes gross vehicle weight £1000 £500
- Coaches (with more than 8 passenger seats) More than 5 tonnes gross vehicle weight £1000 £500
The cut and paste above didn't quite work there.
In a nutshell for vans if you forget to pay the £100 daily charge the penalty is £500 cut down to £250 for fast payment.
Great question and info guys, this is exactly the sort of thing I want to encourage on the mtvan forum.
Nottingham & Derby Couriers - PM me a link for where that info came from and I'll format it for you correctly if you want?
This legislation does NOT affect sameday couriers
Map of congestion charge...
that didn't work then
Are you sure it does not effect Sameday couriers. How does the technology know what you are there for? The congestion charge is triggered by the tax disc, so I guess the emissions charge is as well. The DVLA will just say yes or no.
The zone does affect sameday couriers if the vehicle is between Between 1.205 tonnes unladen and 3.5 tonnes Gross Vehicle Weight Vehicles and registered as new before 1 January 2002
Larger vans, minibuses and other specialist diesel vehicles are affected by the Low Emission Zone (LEZ). If you own this type of vehicle, it must meet certain emissions standards to be driven within the LEZ without paying a daily charge.
It doesn't matter whether your vehicle is used for commercial or private purposes - it will still need to meet the standards.
The age and weight of a vehicle indicate the level of emissions it produces.
The table below shows those vehicle types that won't meet the LEZ emissions standards from 3 January 2012. If you own any of the vehicles listed, you will need to take action before driving within the LEZ, or pay a daily charge.
Like i said...it doesn't affect dame day couriers
if you're carrying something larger than that then i respectfully suggest you are a haulier...not a courier
Agreed most sameday couriers if they have a large xlwb between the weight guidelines or such like will be unaffected unless the vehicle was registered before 2002 or in laymans terms,
AN OLD SHED
There is an option to put in your reg plate on the above link
what can i say your too quick for me lol :)
What are you saying then speed, My 1976 transit isn't good enough???
I think mine's ok tho
well not quite notts....if its pre 1973 then you're exempt
Speed gets round the new london emission zone legislation
Love it speed :)
What do you understand out of this?
One of my vans is not exempt, has not been registered, and I've not paid the charge.
I was relying on getting a warning and then drive in London for 28 days before selling it or registering. It's an Iveco Daily with an Euro 3 engine as standard, only registered in september 2001, rather than january 2002 to be exempt.
We will issue a warning letter the first time a vehicle which doesn't meet the standards is seen in the zone. For more information see the 'What's the enforcement process?'.
We will issue a warning letter to the registered keeper of a vehicle that doesn't meet the Low Emission Zone (LEZ) emissions standards on the first occasion it's observed in the LEZ. This is provided it's not exempt, has registered for a 100 per cent discount or has paid the daily charge.
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