Local authorities are using clean air zones to improve the quality of life for their residents. If you drive a car that exceeds emission standards, then it's possible your vehicle will be charged if they enter one these areas where there is less harmful pollution in order maintain an optimal environment with sufficient resources like oxygen and water vapor which also helps fight off illness caused by airborne chemicals etc...
A driver must find out about their own particular type as well since each individual makes use different minimums depending on what country was purchased from
There are 4 types of clean air zones, Class A to D.
|A||Buses, coaches, taxis, private hire vehicles|
|B||Buses, coaches, taxis, private hire vehicles, heavy goods vehicles|
|C||Buses, coaches, taxis, private hire vehicles, heavy goods vehicles, vans, minibuses|
|D||Buses, coaches, taxis, private hire vehicles, heavy goods vehicles, vans, minibuses, cars, the local authority has the option to include motorcycles|
To avoid being charged in a clean air zone, your vehicle must meet the following minimum standard:
|Buses, coaches, heavy goods vehicles||Euro VI|
|Vans, minibuses, taxis, private hire vehicles, cars||Euro 6 (diesel) and Euro 4 (petrol)|
Local authorities may set a different standard for taxis and private hire vehicles. You should always check if you will need to pay a charge or contact the local authority for more information.
To ensure that you only pay for the number of offences committed, it is important to check if there are any additional charges before entering a clean air zone. If your business registers multiple vehicles in one go then they can all enter with just one payment and not need separate payments afterwards unless their total journey exceeds £5k
You must make these adjustments by 11:59pm on day 6 after driving into an Air Quality Management Area (AQMA) or else face extra fees like overcrowing which means paying more than what's actually owed.
These areas are currently active around some places within the UK but not all for the time being. For the places that have not put these plans into action just yet are not that far behind the rest as are followed:
Cities with clean air zones
Bath has a Class C clean air zone.
Birmingham has a Class D clean air zone.
Portsmouth has a Class B clean air zone.
Future clean air zones
Bradford will start charging in 2022.
Greater Manchester will start charging on 30 May 2022.
More cities will implement clean air zones in 2022.