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Aug 25, 2016
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Village idiot
I’m in (Greater) London today. In my car not van. And lucky it’s exempt the commission zones. On a Friday afternoon it was relatively quite going through central London. On my way to Bromley. 🌟👍
 
May 5, 2022
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Kidsgrove, North Staffordshire.
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Hymer B778 PL
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Since 1992
I am afraid it is a sign of the times. You have an old motor (pre 2016 and Euro 6 spec diesel engine) and you will be clobbered. There has been plenty of news coverage for a number of years. London is not the only city with such charges.

Cities with clean air zones​

Bath has a Class C clean air zone.

Birmingham has a Class D clean air zone.

Bradford has a Class C clean air zone.

Bristol has a Class D clean air zone.

Portsmouth has a Class B clean air zone.

Sheffield has a Class C clean air zone.

Tyneside (Newcastle and Gateshead) has a Class C clean air zone.

Future clean air zones​

Greater Manchester (under review).

Types of clean air zones​

There are 4 types of clean air zones, Class A to D.

ClassVehicle type
ABuses, coaches, taxis, private hire vehicles
BBuses, coaches, taxis, private hire vehicles, heavy goods vehicles
CBuses, coaches, taxis, private hire vehicles, heavy goods vehicles, vans, minibuses
DBuses, coaches, taxis, private hire vehicles, heavy goods vehicles, vans, minibuses, cars, the local authority has the option to include motorcycles

Minimum emission standards​

Each vehicle type has a minimum emission standard. You can find your vehicle’s emission standard in your vehicle log book or from your vehicle manufacturer.

To avoid being charged in a clean air zone, your vehicle must meet the following minimum standard:

Vehicle typeClean air zone minimum standard
Buses, coaches, heavy goods vehiclesEuro VI
Vans, minibuses, taxis, private hire vehicles, carsEuro 6 (diesel) and Euro 4 (petrol)
MotorcyclesEuro 3
Local authorities may set a different standard for taxis and private hire vehicles. You should always check if you will need to pay a charge or contact the local authority for more information.
 

ambulancekidd

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Sep 23, 2014
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Ayrshire Scotland
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33,478
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Swift Kon-Tiki 640
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Since 1964 Gosh that makes me feel old.
That mouth piece of the UK the BBC news agency (a bit like TASS the Russian news agency) claimed that the folks who protested quietly about the ULEZ were Far Right Wing protesters!!
Shameful abuse of the people who are forced into that illegal tax called the TV licence fee, so we are all expected to pay to be abused by the BBC.

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Dec 16, 2014
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New
How do you know you need to pay?
I drove round Bradford mostly on the ring road.I went online expecting my registration to have been read if I had gone into the Low Emission zone.The web site does not identify my MH but allows me to pay!
Not only that, I could have paid for any city with such a scheme.
Does the scheme rely on " honesty" or is there a site that tells me I need to pay like the Dartford Tunnel toll
 
Sep 25, 2018
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Chausson 628eb Ford 170
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September 2019
The fines are far too high. Rob a shop or an OAP and get a conditional discharge and a 20 Quid fine that you can pay off at 50p a month. Enter a clean air zone and lose your shirt AND life savings.
 
Oct 12, 2009
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24,757
SW London, Poland and all Europe
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8,876
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A Class N+B Arto 69GL
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Since 2009
tax on the poor no one drives a 12 year old car out of choice

Well we do. We have a Honda HR-V which is 22 years old which we bought for £2,000 7 years ago.

It is in fine fettle mechanically and cosmetically.

It was found for us by our neighbour garage who knows his Hondas and knew he would be the one repairing it if it went wrong. It just sailed through its 'MOT' last week without needing anything done prior.

We are not poor - just careful, and richer for it. ;) :smiley:

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Mar 23, 2012
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sleights
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tax on the poor no one drives a 12 year old car out of choice
Lot's of people do. That's like saying no one wears Primark clothes by choice people have different priorities on what they spend money on one person's want is a waste in someone elses eyes.
 
May 7, 2013
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RUK
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MH
C Class
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On our 2nd MH now a AutoTrail Savannah which we're absolutely delighted with

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