TfL has launched a scrappage scheme to support the replacement or retro‐fitting of non‐compliant vehicles.
This comes ahead of the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) being expanded across all London boroughs from 29 August 2023.
Micro‐businesses can apply for grants of up to £9,500 to replace vehicles not meeting the ULEZ standard.
The scheme, launched at the end of January, is one of the biggest scrappage schemes ever.
It promises to spend £110 million to support Londoners on lower incomes, disabled Londoners, charities, sole traders and business with 10 or fewer employees to replace or retrofit their old, polluting vehicles.
To accompany the scrappage scheme, the Mayor and TfL are also announcing a host of ULEZ support offers from businesses.
It will include additional exclusive offers for successful applicants of the scrappage scheme. This will enable Londoners to benefit from discounts on subscriptions, rentals and purchases of bicycles, e-bikes, cargo bikes, cars and vans.
Companies offering such discounts include Brompton, Enterprise and Santander Cycles.
It follows the Mayor’s decision to expand London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) London-wide in August this year.
Already around 94 percent of vehicles seen driving in inner and central London.
In fact, 85 per cent of vehicles seen driving in outer London meet ULEZ standards. This means the vast majority of drivers will not need to pay.
The new scrappage scheme and grace periods will help drivers of the remaining non-compliant vehicles prepare.
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