Clean Air Zone charges are based on the vehicle and not the person driving or any passengers or goods being carried. Charges depend on the type of vehicle (eg car, bus, lorry, taxi) and what sort of engine it has.
To avoid paying to drive in the Clean Air Zone your vehicle will need to meet certain criteria, depending on the fuel type:
- Diesel – Euro 6 (VI) standard or better (most new registrations after 1 September 2015)
- Petrol or LPG added to original petrol engine – Euro 4 standard or better (most new registrations after 1 January 2006)
- Gas – Euro 6 (VI) standard or better
- Fully electric or hydrogen fuel cell – all are compliant and avoid CAZ charges
- Hybrid electric – the diesel/petrol engine must meet the relevant criteria above
If your vehicle does not meet the criteria above, you might be able to make it compliant by fitting a retrofit technology. This must be approved by the Clean Vehicle Retrofit Accreditation Scheme (CVRAS).
If your vehicle does not meet one of the above criteria, the daily charge to drive in the CAZ will be:
|Cars, Taxis (Hackney Carriages & Private Hire), LGVs||£8 per day|
|HGVs, coaches and buses||£50 per day|
There is no charge for motorcycles, mopeds or scooters to drive in the CAZ.