Most motorists already comply with ULEZ

A new survey of London motorists commissioned by Europcar Mobility Group UK found that 61% of motorists say they drive vehicles that are compliant with the Ultra Low Emissions Zone (ULEZ).

Of the remaining motorists, 14% intend to replace their non-compliant vehicle this year and seven per cent will do so in the future.

However, while nine per cent believe their vehicle is non-compliant they said that they cannot afford to buy a more environmentally friendly replacement currently.

Three per cent intend to give up their vehicle entirely.

Mark Newberry, sustainability spokesperson at Europcar Mobility Group UK, said: “With the on-going cost-of-living crisis, inflation rising month on month and the lack of quality new and used vehicles available in the market, now is a challenging time to make the investment in a compliant vehicle.

“It’s good news, therefore, that the Mayor of London has announced an extension to the ULEZ scrappage scheme to help drivers and smaller businesses registered in London. Drivers need as much help as possible if they are to upgrade to compliant vehicles and help reduce air pollution in London.”