Clean Air Zones
The Government has a long term strategy to improve air quality across the country by discouraging the use of older, more polluting, vehicles and has a short term goal to reduce the number of areas in the UK where air pollution breaches legal limits. As a result, cities and Local Authorities across the UK have been tasked with improving air quality in their areas through implementation of a Clean Air Zone (CAZ). Many of these areas are exploring charging high polluting vehicles to enter their zones (as London already does). These charges could be up to £200 per day for the most-polluting vehicles. Any vehicles meeting set emissions standards (Euro VI) would avoid the charge.
To discuss with Ryder the impact these upcoming changes may have on your fleet and how we can help you adapt, please call 0800 100 200.
The interactive map below shows details of UK Clean Air Zone plans - zoom in and click on the area you are interested in to see Clean Air Zone proposals.
- Clean Air Zone expected or being planned
- Area required by government to produce a CAZ plan
- Caz not expected, or opposed by Local Authority
- Birmingham and Leeds Clean Air Zones significantly delayed [FleetWorld, June 2019]
- Coventry ordered to implement charging CAZ after alternate clean air plans rejected [Air Quality News, May 2019]
- Greater Manchester asks businesses for views on Clean Air Zone [Air Quality News, April 2019]
- Cardiff Council rejects charging zone [Motor Transport, March 2019]
- Southampton non-charging clean air plans approved by government [Daily Echo, March 2019]
- Government approves Birmingham Clean Air Zone and funding to help hauliers [MotorTransport, March 2019]
- Leeds Clean Air Zone support includes PHV grants [FleetWorld, March 2019]
- Website launched to help fleets prepare for Birmingham Clean Air Zone [FleetNews, Feb 2019]
- New plans for a Zero Emission Zone (ZEZ) in Oxford could see all non-zero emission vehicles banned from the city centre during certain hours from 2020. [FleetNews, Jan 2019]
- Decision on Bath’s ‘clean air zone’ proposal is delayed. [White Horse News, Jan 2019]