The Anonymous Widower

ULEZ: Impact Of Mayor’s Expansion Questioned

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article on the BBC.

This is the sub-heading.

One in six cars registered in outer London did not meet Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) standards last year, according to figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders

These paragraphs outline the analysis.

The data was released following a Freedom of Information request by the BBC to Transport for London (TfL).

It comes amid a dispute over whether existing data used by City Hall and TfL is accurate.

However, London Mayor Sadiq Khan said the newly released data was unreliable.

From the end of August, all those driving vehicles within Greater London that do not meet ULEZ pollutant limits will face a £12.50 daily charge or a £180 fine.

I’m sure that any Professor of Statistics from London’s universities or an expert from the Royal Statistical Society, could give a definitive answer on the statistics.

But then Khan is a lawyer and will hide behind the law in this case, by claiming he is both judge and jury.

If Khan really cared about London’s air, he would have a hydrogen policy, which would enable London’s local cement, construction and refuse trucks to be replaced or converted to hydrogen, so that the city’s air improved.

It would also make it easier to introduce more hydrogen-powered buses.

Companies like Tesco and Marks & Spencer, who regularly run trucks into London, should be encouraged to convert their delivery trucks to zero-carbon, by adjustment of the ULEZ charges.

The ULEZ has been badly thought out and needs to be realigned with what is practical and reduces the pollution.

May 18, 2023 - Posted by | Hydrogen, Transport/Travel | , , , , , , , ,


  1. Have to say i was surprised my 14yr old Mazda which is 20yr+ engine technology is ok but my brother in laws fancy newish range rover isn’t but maybe because its a diesel.

    Comment by Nicholas Lewis | May 18, 2023 | Reply

  2. I have a 21 year Vauxhall with 1.2 petrol engine and it complies with the TFL ULEZ zone and all the LEZ and ULEZ zones/cities listed on the website.

    Comment by chilterntrev | May 19, 2023 | Reply

  3. Does the Mayor have responsibility for refuse collection, or are you suggesting his powers should be increased? I think the boroughs would have something to say about that.

    Comment by JohnC | May 19, 2023 | Reply

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