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Are classic cars exempt from the ULEZ?

What is to be done with our hobby vehicles? No concessions plans to be found? This April my classics will both be targeted to the ULEZ. In 2021 it will extend to include my home address and might be 24/7? What to do? Discrimination for vehicles that together barely cover 1500 miles a year, hardly high polluters. Unlike the London Congestion Charge, it operates 24 hours a day. As the London Low Emission Zone is a separate scheme to the London Congestion Charge, drivers of vehicles affected by the London LEZ who enter the central Congestion Charge zone must pay both charges during the daytime on a weekday.

Asked on 11 February 2019 by BYD

Answered by Keith Moody
If your car qualifies for historic vehicle tax (i.e was built more than 40 years ago), then you do not have to pay to enter the ULEZ zone. This moves forward every year on a rolling system. So, for example, from April this year, all cars built (not registered) before 1 January, 1979 qualify for historic vehicle status and are therefore exempt from paying to enter the ULEZ zone.
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