cap hpi lifts lid on ULEZ compliance

New analysis shows one in four cars in Uxbridge is non-compliant with the new Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ).

The London ULEZ is due to expand on 29 August to cover all areas in Greater London. It will operate 24 hours a day, every day of the year except Christmas Day. Non-compliant cars will be charged £12.50 every day they drive in London.

The research from automotive data experts at cap hpi shows motorists are making greener choices in the West London town. The study uses new data from cap hpi to accurately describe local car parcs. The insight will help to inform decision-makers when examining clean air zones, scrappage schemes and traffic planning.

It found that the number of non-compliant vehicles has dropped from 33% in 2020 to 23.3% in 2023. While the number of electric cars has increased from 2.6k to 9.8k over the same period.

Diesel vehicles have fallen out of favour, with overall numbers dropping from 92.600 in 2020 to 79.400 in 2023, or 38% to 31.5%.

Mark Turnbull, global head of consulting at cap hpi, said: “It’s essential that local and national government has the accurate information they need to make decisions about clean air zones. Overall it’s clear that passenger vehicles have become greener in Uxbridge over the last three years, and the data suggests this is likely to continue.

“Our data provides an up-to-the-minute picture of local vehicles and is designed to inform the planning and debate around climate change and the measures taken by local governments on the road to Net Zero.”