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Beware! Commercial vehicles could incur CAZ charges in our larger UK cities

Plan ahead to avoid costly charges


​Do you own a Euro 5 engine van, truck or HGV?  Do you run a fleet of commercial vehicles, some of which may have Euro 5 engines?  Then be aware of new zones being introduced to some of our larger UK cities this year.

Clean Air Zones are being or have already been introduced in Birmingham, Bath and Portsmouth, with Bradford and Greater Manchester being included during 2022.  The existing London Ultra Low Emission Zone will expand in size during October.

Birmingham is to charge £50 for entry to the zone, daily, and London and Bristol are to charge £100.  In London, non payment of charges could mean a fine of up to £1,000.  The entry requirements and charges differ for each city and it looks like negotiating the CAZ charge is quite a 'minefield'.

There are 4 types of CAZ (Clean Air Zones) - ranging from A to D - categorizing which type of vehicle is liable.  Minimum standards of entry to the zones are Euro 6 (diesel) and Euro 4 (petrol)​ for Vans, minibuses, taxis, private hire vehicles, & cars.  Motorcycles, buses, coaches and HGVs also have their minimum standards.

Check out the details on the UK Government website here.

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