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Your solution to UK Clean Air Zones

Clean Air Zones (CAZs) and Low Emission Zones (LEZs) are being introduced across the UK to reduce pollution and encourage people and companies to drive less polluting vehicles – our solutions can help your business avoid high charges and potential fines.

What are CAZs and LEZs?

CAZs and LEZs are defined areas where action is being taken to improve air quality – many include an area where vehicles which do not meet low emission standards are charged for entering.

Where are they being introduced?

Clean Air Zones and Low Emission Zones will undoubtedly affect businesses across the UK. Currently, they are set to be introduced in at least 15 cities including; Leeds, Birmingham, London, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Dundee by 2021. Our map shows the full list, along with the expected introduction dates:

Avoid charges of up to £100 per day

The charges for non-compliant vehicles entering the zones are high. For example, to enter London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone, vehicles up to 3.5 tonnes (including cars, motorcycles and vans) pay a daily charge of £12.50 and heavier vehicles over 3.5 tonnes (including lorries, buses and coaches) pay a daily charge of £100.

To avoid high charges when entering the zones, vehicles need to meet the following emission requirements:

  • Euro VI for buses, coaches and HGVs
  • Euro 6 for diesel LGVs (vans, taxis)
  • Euro 4 for petrol

Find out whether your vehicle is compliant here:

How can Close Brothers Asset Finance help?

We offer the best flexible finance solutions to help you convert or upgrade your fleet of vehicles to meet the emission requirements.

Convert your vehicles

If you are looking to convert your current vehicles to meet the requirements, we can help make this possible with our tailor-made, practical refinance options. Refinancing allows you to quickly release funds from your existing vehicles and re-invest this into the conversion.

Upgrade your vehicles

We also provide flexible finance solutions to help you purchase new, compliant vehicles. Our people are experts in asset finance and consider all relevant aspects of your business to create tailor-made, flexible repayment schedules to suit you. We appreciate the high costs involved in investing in new vehicles, so we have partnered with Motus Commercials to bring you a unique UK offering. Get exclusive discounted rates on the purchase of new vehicles through Motus Commercials when you finance the vehicle with Close Brothers Asset Finance.

About Motus Commercials

The Largest Independent Commercial Vehicle Dealer Group in the UK, Motus Commercials has 30 dealer locations across the United Kingdom and are also the largest DAF Trucks Dealer Group in the UK & Europe with 27 DAF/TRP Sites.

Committed to supporting HGV and LCV operators to the highest standards, they provide vehicle and aftersales packages on an efficient, value for money basis. Find out more:

Imperial Commercials

Come and meet us

We will be attending the Clean Air Roadshows in Birmingham and Manchester. Come along to speak to our team of experts, who will be on hand to answer any questions you might have.

Event details

Clean Air Roadshow – Birmingham, 10th October 2019, Villa Park Stadium, 8:30am – 2pm.

Clean Air Roadshow – Manchester, 10th September 2019, AJ Bell Stadium, Manchester, 8:30am – 2pm.

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