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Proposed look of an Ultra Low Emission Vehicle Only street on Moor Lane

The City of London Corporation is proposing to introduce a pilot to restrict vehicle access to the southern end of Moor Lane to Ultra Low Emission Vehicle (ULEV) only.

This pilot scheme will provide the opportunity to study the impact of a ULEV only restriction on a small scale, and determine whether it is a suitable long-term initiative for the City of London in its bid to improve air quality.

​What is a ULEV?

A ULEV is defined as a vehicle that emits less than 75g of carbon dioxide (CO2) per kilometre travelled and is capable of at least 10 miles of zero emission driving.

A ULEV vehicle is not the same thing as a vehicle that meets the requirements of the Mayor of London ultra low emission zone (ULEZ).

  • All fully electric vehicles are classified as ULEVs.
  • If your vehicle has a pure petrol or diesel engine it is not a ULEV.
  • Some plug-in Hybrid vehicles are classified as ULEVs if they meet the criteria above.

If you are unsure whether or not your vehicle is a ULEV, please visit the Driver and Vehicle Licencing Agency website to find out.

Proposal for Moor Lane


This scheme is will begin by April 2019 and last for at least 12 months


The southern end of Moor Lane (by Fore Street), at the existing police check point


Implementation of a pilot Ultra Low Emission Vehicle access only restriction to take place either:

  • 24 hours and 7 days a week


  • 7am-11pm Monday to Friday (incorporating existing road closure)

How will this affect me?

All non-compliant vehicles will be prohibited from driving through the southern end of Moor Lane, by Fore Street.

Access for drivers of non-compliant vehicles to the rest of Moor Lane, including Willoughby House car park, will still be available from the north via Ropemaker Street or Silk Street.

Similarly, access to Fore Street will be available from the south via London Wall.

Consultation - NOW LIVE

​Our consultation pack (406KB) provides more information.

Please take part in our consultation survey.

We will be consulting on this proposal until the 30 November 2018.

Drop in sessions

We will be holding drop-in sessions:

Tuesday 13 November, at 12-1pm or 5-6pm

These will take place in the Lilac Room, Barbican Estate Office, EC2Y 8BY

If you would like to talk to us directly about this proposal please contact us at

Ultra Low Emission Vehicles guide

This is a list of all ULEVs currently on the market in the UK.

Please note that this list is to be used as a guide only as the moAudi A3 e-trondels available are constantly in a state of flux.

To find out the CO2 emissions information for any make/model of car, please visit the DVLA car fuel database.

Cars Motorcycles Vans Taxis
Audi A3 e-tron BMW C evolution BD Otomotiv eTraffic LEVC TX (eCity)
Audi Q7 e-tron Plug-in Energica Ego BD Otomotiv eDucato n/a
BMW 225xe Energica Eva Citroen Berlingo n/a
BMW 330e Scutum Silence S02 Mitsubishi Outlander Commercial n/a
BMW 530e Torrot Muvi PHEV n/a
BMW i3 & i3s Vmoto 100 Nissan e-NV200 (cargo van) n/a
BMW i8 Vmoto 120 Peugeot ePartner n/a
BYD e6 Zero Motorcycles (all models) Renault Kangoo ZE n/a
Citroen CZero Torrot Muvi City LDV EV80 van n/a
Hyundai IONIQ Electric UGBEST e-City LDV EV80 chassis cab n/a
Hyundai IONIQ PHEV Vmoto Super Soco TS1200R n/a n/a
Kia Niro PHEV n/a n/a n/a
Kia Optima PHEV n/a n/a n/a
Kia Soul EV n/a n/a n/a
Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive n/a n/a n/a
Mercedes-Benz C350 e
(with 17 inch rear wheels)
n/a n/a n/a
Mercedes-Benz E350 e AMG Line n/a n/a n/a
Mercedes-Benz E350 e SE n/a n/a n/a
Mercedes-Benz S500 Plug-in Hybrid n/a n/a n/a
MINI Countryman PHEV n/a n/a n/a
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV (except Commercial) n/a n/a n/a
Nissan eNV200 (5 or 7 seat) n/a n/a n/a
Nissan LEAF n/a n/a n/a
Peugeot iON n/a n/a n/a
Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid n/a n/a n/a
Renault ZOE n/a n/a n/a
Smart EQ forfour n/a n/a n/a
Smart EQ fortwo n/a n/a n/a
Tesla Model S (all variants) n/a n/a n/a
Tesla Model X (all variants) n/a n/a n/a
Toyota Mirai n/a n/a n/a
Toyota Prius Plug-in n/a n/a n/a
Volkswagen e-Golf n/a n/a n/a
Volkswagen e-up! n/a n/a n/a
Volkswagen Golf GTE n/a n/a n/a
Volkswagen Passat GTE n/a n/a n/a
Volvo S90 Twin Engine n/a n/a n/a
Volvo V60 D5 Twin Engine n/a n/a n/a
Volvo V60 D6 Twin Engine n/a n/a n/a
Volvo V90 Twin Engine n/a n/a n/a
Volvo XC60 Twin Engine n/a n/a n/a

Contact us
020 7606 3030

City of London
Department of Markets and Consumer Protection
Air Quality Team
PO Box 270, Guildhall
London EC2P 2EJ

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