ULEZ Compliant Vehicles
Central London drivers will undoubtedly have heard of ULEZ - the capital's ultra low emission zone. Designed to improve the air quality and reduce emissions in our great capital, ULEZ came into force on 8th April this year and charges a fee to diesel cars and vans which don’t meet the latest emissions standards.
Applicable 24 hours a day, seven days a week, the £12.50 per day charge is a big hit for some motorists. Particularly as it applies within the existing congestion charge zone. Charges for non-compliant vehicles in the congestion zone could tot up to around £24 per day! Charges are enforced by TfL’s vast camera network which means there is no avoiding it. So the big question is: is your car affected?
The question can be answered by establishing if your vehicle is Euro 6 complaint. The Euro 6 emission standard became mandatory for all new vehicles from September 2015, but if you have an older vehicle - specifically a diesel car or van - there is a chance you could be affected.
If you are, then it could be time to trade up for a ULEZ-compliant car. Happily, McCarthy Cars has many cars in stock that incur no ULEZ charge. These include the hugely popular city runaround, the Hyundai i10, which comes with premium air conditioning, Bluetooth connectivity and fantastically low mileage. Or if you need a family SUV then the award-winning Nissan Qashqai +2 is a seven-seat four-wheel drive that will make you the envy of the road. With panoramic roof, climate control and parking sensors, it’s a driver’s dream. Or maybe you’re looking for an executive car with a touch of luxury? If so, how about the Audi A3 1.2 TFSI SE? This five-door, six-speed, award-winning car is guaranteed to set your pulse racing.
To find out more about any of these vehicles, to book a test drive, or to ask us about ULEZ compliance, get in touch or visit McCarthy Cars.