Government launches vehicle checker tool for UK’s clean air zones

Online tool shows drivers if their vehicles meet emissions standards for Birmingham and Leeds clean air zones

Government launches vehicle checker tool for UK’s clean air zones
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The Government has launched an online tool that allows drivers to check if their vehicles meet the emissions standard requirements of the Birmingham and Leeds clean air zones.

The Birmingham clean air zone is to come into force on 1 July 2020 and will see drivers of cars not meeting Euro 4 petrol or Euro 6 diesel emissions standards being charged to enter the area within the A4540 Middleway Ring Road 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The Leeds clean air zone is coming into effect later this year and, although it won’t affect private cars, it will apply to higher-polluting HGVs, buses, coaches and taxis.

The new online checker allows drivers to input their vehicle’s details and then tells them whether they will be charged to enter clean air zones.

London’s ultra-low emission zone is currently the UK’s only clean air zone, but drivers wanting to check if their vehicles are compliant must use the Transport for London checker tool rather than the new Government one.

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