Congestion Charges & ULEZ
UPDATE: Regarding Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ), motorcycles and scooters need to meet minimum emission standards when travelling within the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) or be subject to a charge.
All vehicles need to meet Euro 3 emissions standards for NOx.
The ULEZ is enforced based on the declared emissions of the vehicle rather than the age - but generally speaking Euro 3 engines as those registered with the DVLA after July 2007.
YOU CAN CHECK YOUR VEHICLE HERE
and you can find out more information about how this may (or may not) affect you, HERE
To drive into London's central congestion charge zone in a car or commercial vehicle during a weekday costs £11.50 per day. The good news is that motorcycles and scooters are exempt from these charges!
There are occasional rumours about motorcycles and scooters losing the congestion charge exception, but our investigations have shown this to be highly unlikely. The technology used requires a front number plate, not to mention the fact that motorcycles and scooters do not create congestion.
If you enter the congestion zone every week day for a year there is the potential that changing from a car to a motorcycle or scooter will save you almost £3000 in congestion charges alone - that's more than the cost of some of our brand new scooters - and it gets even better when you see the cost of insurance, road tax, annual depreciation of the vehicle, servicing costs and parking charges of a car compared to a scooter.
Scooters are the best choice in an urban environment such as London. Scooters are cheaper to run, give you more flexibility, save you time, and are more environmentally friendly.