How do I know if my car is ULEZ and Congestion Charge exempt?

How do I find out if a car meets the ULEZ and Congestion Charge? Some sellers will say it does, but is there a concrete way to confirm it does?

Asked on 12 January 2021 by toba

Answered by Georgia Petrie
You can check whether a vehicle is ULEZ-compliant by using Transport for London's tool, which is here: tfl.gov.uk/modes/driving/check-your-vehicle-35896

From 25 October 2021, the ULEZ is expanding from central London to create a single, larger zone up to, but not including, the North Circular Road (A406) and South Circular Road (A205).

As for the Congestion Charge, there are only a few exceptions to paying it. People living within the congestion zone receive a 90% on the charge, although you must be a registered resident to qualify. Blue Badge holders qualify for a 100% exemption from the Congestion Charge but you must register with Transport for London and pay £10 before travelling. Disabled drivers that are exempt from road tax are exempt from the Congestion Charge and do not have to register. Motorbikes, mopeds and bicycles are exempt, there's also a Cleaner Vehicle Discount for some electric and plug-in hybrid cars and vehicles with nine or more seats. Again, this is available to see in more detail on the TfL site.
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