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The Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) comes into force on 8th April 2019. It is a 24/7 traffic management and emission reduction scheme, that will operate within the same area as the current Congestion Charge Zone.

The City of London transportation team is working to ensure the City’s fleet meets the ULEZ standards - this includes vehicles owned by the City of London Corporation, and vehicles sub-contracted.

The City is registered with the LoCity programme, a management scheme that facilitates partnership between stakeholders to encourage reduction of fleet emissions.

A Corporation-wide ‘no diesel’ policy was implemented at the start of 2016. No new diesel vehicles will be purchased by the City Corporation unless there is no viable alternative.

Ultra Low Emission Vehicles owned by the City Corporation

Eight ultra low emission vehicles (ULEVs) have been purchased to date. 

An electric refuse vehicle truck is being trialled in the City from June 2018. 

Electric vehicle charging points have also been installed across the Smithfield Meat Market and Barbican Estate Carparks to encourage EV use by residents and local businesses, and meet Low Emission Neighbourhood objectives to improve air quality and reduce emissions.

16 January 2018
Last Modified:
31 May 2019