Avoid Fines In New Clean Air Zones With Online Checker
by Becky Harrison |
posted 20 March 2020
Low Emission Zone (LEZ) changes will take effect from October 2020 and HPI is urging drivers, businesses and service operators of larger vehicles weighing 3.5 tonnes and above to find out how it could impact them.
Changes to the existing LEZ will mean that 4x4 pick-ups and caravans will join HGV’s, coaches and buses as part of a range of larger vehicles that will need to meet new stringent emissions criteria to enter and operate within the M25.
HPI, part of Solera Holdings, Inc., a global leader in risk and asset management data and software solutions for the insurance and automotive industries, is helping drivers of 4x4s, pick-up trucks, motorised horseboxes and motor caravans prepare themselves.
Their free, online tool allows users to check the Euro emissions rating of their cars and LCVs up to and including Euro 6 standard, and helps them understand how they are impacted by driving in London’s ULEZ. The tool can help motorists identify which vehicles will need to meet Euro 6 standards or be liable to pay a daily charge to drive within the Greater London area.
“In addition to the existing LEZ emissions standards operating across most of Greater London,” said Fernando Garcia, consumer director at HPI, “a phased implementation of tougher emissions standards will affect different vehicle types and different geographical areas within London.”
It means that now is the time to check and take the necessary steps to avoid incurring penalties later in the year. In the past five months alone HPI has already helped over 53,000 drivers and can support many more around the UK who will be affected by the rollout of clean air zones across British cities.
“Over the next 12-18 months drivers will face lots of changes as a result of the implementation of Government clean air strategies,” added Garcia. “Our online check is completely free and allows motorists to check the emissions standard of their vehicle up to and including Euro 6 and potentially avoid a fine.”