Traffic on Westminster Bridge at sunset
9th April 2019

Introduction of the Ultra Low Emission Zone and what it means for you

People who drive for a living in and around London should by now be aware of the introduction of the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ), which was introduced yesterday.

The ULEZ will be in place in central London in the same area as the Congestion Charge. With few exceptions, vehicles will need to meet stricter exhaust emission standards or be liable for a daily charge to drive within the ULEZ area.

We do not want to repeat information you can readily find online or elsewhere, but it is important to point out that if you’ve purchased a new vehicle to avoid having to pay this charge, you should give us a call to let us know. You should always notify your insurance broker of any change to your vehicle or the way you do business so the details on your policy can be updated accordingly.

And it is also worth pointing out that if you’ve purchased your private hire vehicle on a finance agreement, we offer GAP cover, which will pay the deficit between what a driver owes on their finance agreement and the value of the vehicle at the time of loss, meaning you won't be left out of pocket.

As always, the Aston Lark chauffeur and executive private hire team are always on hand to answer any queries you have. Call 0330 008 5039 or email chauffeur@astonlark.com.