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messageULEZ exempt
Posted by Bob Buzzard April 09, 09:11PM

I have three cars - two run around Citroen C3s for me and my wife and one Volvo V70 estate for family outings and holidays. They are all pre-2006 petrol models, so I thought we'd have to pay the ULEZ - but when I checked they're are all exempt, but the Guardian at the weekend said most 2006 models would be charged. So that's great, I don't need to worry and we can all carry on driving as normal.

messageRe: ULEZ exempt
Posted by Sue April 09, 10:40PM

Well, lucky lucky you, then.

messageRe: ULEZ exempt
Posted by malumbu April 09, 11:57PM

ULEZ was announced by BJ about four years ago and there has been plenty about it since on social and normal media, information campaigns, consultation etc so surprised how people are waking up to it now. TfL's checker is date based and can get things wrong occasionally. Here's a guide to emissions standards. Yes I know shed loads about it. [en.wikipedia.org]

messageRe: ULEZ exempt
Posted by Bob Buzzard April 10, 07:03AM

malumbu Wrote:
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> ULEZ was announced by BJ about four years ago and
> there has been plenty about it since on social and
> normal media, information campaigns, consultation
> etc so surprised how people are waking up to it
> now. TfL's checker is date based and can get
> things wrong occasionally. Here's a guide to
> emissions standards. Yes I know shed loads about
> it.
> [en.wikipedia.org]
> andards

Yes, I checked it on the TfL website - none of the three cars are eligible for paying the ULEZ, even though they're all pre-2006 petrol cars.

messageRe: ULEZ exempt
Posted by JohnL April 10, 09:05AM

I don't either on my 2006 Toyota Aygo - I also only pay £20 road tax.

I think at the time these cars were seen as pretty good at emissions - it would be logical to change that now as I guess having a CAT isn't exactly planet saving anymore.

I used

[tfl.gov.uk]

messageRe: ULEZ exempt
Posted by DulwichFox April 10, 10:25AM

Once a scheme is in place, the rules can be changed. can be made stricter.
Prices can be increased like the congestion charge.
Believe me, Thin end so to say.

What next. Under Occupancy Fee ??? Perhaps I should not of mentioned that.
do not want to put ideas into anyones head.

DulwichFox

messageRe: ULEZ exempt
Posted by ed_pete April 10, 11:43AM

Foxy - do you own a car, I don't believe you do as you said on another thread that you'd sold yours.
Do you ever think that you might come across as a bit of a doom-monger ?

messageRe: ULEZ exempt
Posted by DulwichFox April 10, 01:31PM

ed_pete Wrote:
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> Foxy - do you own a car, I don't believe you do as
> you said on another thread that you'd sold yours.
> Do you ever think that you might come across as a
> bit of a doom-monger ?

I have owned many cars/ vans. I scrapped my car in February. I have no intention to buy another one.
The Motorist is an easy target for Cash Strapped Councils to make money. I've had enough of it.
I have a Bus/Train Pass I don't need a car. Most of the time I walk on short journeys like Peckham Forest Hill
Even sometimes to Brixton.

No I am not a Doom Master. I am a realist.

Foxy

messageRe: ULEZ exempt
Posted by Loutwo April 10, 02:57PM

I checked and my car is eligible for the ULEZ and the 2021 expansion. As it stands, I donít use the vehicle as often as I used to, mostly for supermarket runs and days out to Bromley or Bluewater. If and when this new scheme takes hold, I will re-evaluate my car ownership, but wonít be worrying about it until then.

As Foxy says above, car drivers are a easy target for local government. Itís a disgrace really, and doesnít affect people with money, but does cause problems for elderly drivers reliant on shopping trips.

Louisa.

messageRe: ULEZ exempt
Posted by Cardelia April 10, 05:26PM

malumbu Wrote:
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> ULEZ was announced by BJ about four years ago and
> there has been plenty about it since on social and
> normal media, information campaigns, consultation
> etc so surprised how people are waking up to it
> now. TfL's checker is date based and can get
> things wrong occasionally.

TfL have changed the checker. It used to be date based but now it uses the emissions data held by (I think) DVLA.

A couple of years ago my car, a 2003 plate petrol, was showing as ULEZ non-compliant because it was too old. I recently checked it again on a whim and it's now showing as ULEZ compliant because the actual exhaust emissions meet the required standards.

messageRe: ULEZ exempt
Posted by Bob Buzzard April 10, 06:24PM

Yes, it must have been changed from pre-2006 to actual emissions figures.


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