Sadiq Khan outlines why ULEZ has come into force in London
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Tom Wood, spokesperson for Car and Classic said cars produced before 2005 are set to be the most affected by the change. London’s ULEZ zone will expand from 25 October, covering most of the capital’s roads between the North and South Circular.
The updates will see thousands of residents forced to pay £12.50 per day to use the roads if their vehicles are non-compliant.
Only cars which meet Euro 4 diesel emissions or Euro 6 petrol rules will be allowed to avoid the charge, writing off almost all classics.
Mr Wood warned of the consequences for modern classic owners which has already forced many people to consider rehoming their historic vehicles.
However, he also called the charge an “incredible opportunity” for those living outside the capital to purchase some unique historic vehicles.
He also said really old classics built before 1981 would be exempt from any ULEZ fees if drivers applied through TfL.
Speaking to Express.co.uk, Mr Wood said: “Yes, the ULEZ area is expanding.
“Many owners of cars that were produced in 2005 or earlier will be forced to either pay up or sell up.
“That said, if you are living outside of the zone, it’s also an incredible opportunity to buy cars that are being sold from around London.
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“The so-called modern classics, the big V8s, the tuned hot hatches… the possibilities could be endless and if you’re looking for one it’s a good time to be on the classifieds.
“If you’re a London resident or visitor and use your car within the ULEZ and don’t want to use a newer or zero-emission alternative, the exemption for cars in historical tax status e.g., any classic vehicle made before 1st January 1981 still stands, so you won’t have to pay.
“It could be a great time to buy or even save a classic car and commission it for ULEZ commuting duties.
“If, however, your classic is not 40 years old, don’t write it off and send it to be scrapped, as this is set to be a rolling scheme.
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