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London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) expanding in October 2021 – is your vehicle compliant?  🚙

London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) expanding in October 2021 – is your vehicle compliant?  🚙 From 25 October 2021, the existing central London Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) will expand to create a single larger zone up to, but not includin... Read More

The Audi e-tron GT - car leasing review

The Audi e-tron GT - car leasing review The new Audi e-tron GT is an electric four-door coupe with powerful motors and seats for five people. Here’s what some of the reviewers are s... Read More

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London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) expanding in October 2021 – is your vehicle compliant?  🚙

28/07/2021

London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) expanding in October 2021 – is your vehicle compliant?  🚙

From 25 October 2021, the existing central London Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) will expand to create a single larger zone up to, but not including, the North Circular Road (A406) and South Circular Road (A205). This is a big expansion of the current zone and if you’re vehicle is not compliant and you need to drive in this area, you will face a £12.50 daily charge. Leasing a brand new car is an excellent way of avoiding these charges, and of course doing your bit for the environment. 

Why the ULEZ is expanding

Air pollution in London remains the biggest environmental risk to the health of all Londoners and with many areas across the city still exceeding the legal limits for pollution, levels are now returning to pre-pandemic levels across the capital.

Traffic emissions are the biggest source of poor air quality. The world's first 24 hour Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) was implemented in central London in April 2019, and has seen the number of vehicles meeting the tough emission standards rise from 39% in February 2017 to more than 80%. It has also had a transformational impact on air pollution, contributing to a 44% reduction in roadside nitrogen dioxide within its boundaries. Any money received from the ULEZ will be reinvested into improving the transport network - including its cycleways, buses and Tube - and helping to improve London's air quality. We don't make a profit and are committed to reducing our costs.

Is my car compliant? 

Four out of five cars (almost every car registered after January 2006) already meet the ULEZ emissions standards, you can click the link below to check if your vehicle is compliant. 

https://tfl.gov.uk/modes/driving/check-your-vehicle/

If your vehicle does not meet the standards the daily charge is £12.50. The ULEZ operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year except Christmas Day (25 December). If you drive an older car that is not compliant leasing is a great way to get behind the wheel of a brand new car – read about the benefits of leasing here. 

https://www.ovl.co.uk/faq

The ULEZ emissions standards are:

  • Euro 3 (NOx) for motorcycles, mopeds, motorised tricycles and quadricycles
  • Euro 4 (NOx) for petrol cars, vans and other specialist vehicles (up to and including 3.5 tonnes gross vehicle weight) and minibuses (up to and including 5 tonnes)
  • Euro 6 (NOx and PM) for diesel cars, vans and other specialist vehicles (up to and including 3.5 tonnes) and minibuses (up to and including 5 tonnes)

You can check if your vehicle is compliant here. Most compliant vehicles don’t need to register because the ULEZ system will recognise your car does meet the criteria set out, but if you are unsure you can register your vehicle here.

Our team our on hand to answer further questions you might have about ensuring your vehicle is ULEZ compliant – please don’t hesitate to get in touch

The Audi e-tron GT - car leasing review

12/07/2021

The Audi e-tron GT - car leasing review

The new Audi e-tron GT is an electric four-door coupe with powerful motors and seats for five people. Here’s what some of the reviewers are saying about our star deal of the week.

“There’s loads of space up front, a decent amount for rear passengers too, and it’s an EV you can do distance in, provided the weather isn’t too chilly. On a cold morning, our car read out 230 miles on a nearly full battery.”

 

“It’s quick off the mark - 0-62mph takes as little as 4.1 seconds with launch control.”

 

“The interior features a sizeable touchscreen for the infotainment system, and below it lie conventional buttons for the heating controls – brilliant! There’s also a large, clear digital display in place of conventional analogue dials behind the steering wheel.”

 

“Charging is via ports positioned behind the front wheels on either side of the car, with the offside one being an AC charging port with the nearside capable of taking an AC or DC charge. There’s a 11kW onboard charger and if you can find a 800-volt charging station, it can rapid charge at 270kW or use a 400-volt 150kW rapid charge. Find the former and the battery can be charged from zero to 80 percent in 30 minutes, or you can add 60 miles in just 5 minutes.”

 

“It comes with LED headlights, a panoramic sunroof, eight-way electric front seats and all its infotainment gubbins. You’ll also enjoy other luxuries, including 20in alloy wheels, power-folding door mirrors, keyless entry, a powered boot lid with gesture control, privacy glass, heated front seats and three-zone climate control.”

To enquire about leasing the e-tron please click here.