I’ve a 2014 Audi A5 Coupe with a 3.0-litre diesel engine and reside in Surrey, throughout the prolonged ultra-low emissions zone (Ulez) space which might be launched within the capital this August. My automotive won’t be compliant.
I exploit it to journey to work as a result of there isn’t any public transport close to my workplace; the Ulez cost will price me an additional £250 per 30 days or £3,000 per yr. Can my automotive or any new diesel be modified to make it compliant? If not, are there any gasoline components that may obtain the identical impact?
It doesn’t matter what you do to your automotive’s engine, its emissions classification will stay the identical as when it was first registered.
Personally, I feel the harm these new rules will do to the numerous low-income households round Larger London who cannot afford it at this level, and easily haven’t got the identical public transport infrastructure to fall again on which might nonetheless be used within the metropolis, has no conscience.
Such as you, many might be compelled to decide on between the large price of paying new payments or the large price of upgrading their vehicles, with little or no assist in both choice.
Earlier than you do something, nonetheless, it may be value attempting to free your automotive; as we’ve got already mentioned in these pages, you are able to do this by acquiring its certificates of compliance, which is greatest achieved via your seller or via Audi UK.
This can present the precise emissions your automobile is rated to supply. In the event that they fall beneath Euro 6 requirements (even when the automotive itself is just not Euro 6 compliant), Transport for London (TfL) should exempt your automotive on a person foundation.
After all, if the certificates of compliance doesn’t present the next numbers, that avenue is closed to you. By which case, your greatest wager might be to change to a compliant automotive – with both a Euro 4-compliant petrol engine or a Euro 6 diesel.