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Clean Air Zones, 2021, BVRLA map

WITH Birmingham launching its Clean Air Zone (CAZ) on June 1, road users are being reminded to assess the impact on their journeys and explore options for upgrading non-compliant vehicles.

Vehicles are not banned in the Birmingham CAZ, but older and more polluting ones (pre-Euro 6 (VI) diesel and pre-Euro 4 petrol) will need to pay a daily charge to enter.

In Birmingham the charges range from £8 per day for cars and £50 for HGVs not meeting the new standardards.

The London charges are £12.50 a day for non-compliant cars and £100 per day for heavier vehicles including lorries.

Birmingham is the second CAZ to be launched this year, following Bath, but zones are also imminent in Bristol, Bradford, Portsmouth, Greater Manchester, Newcastle,Gatesheadand North Tyneside.

BVRLA chief executive Gerry Keaney said; "Our rental and leasing members are a good option for someone who regularly travels through a Clean Air Zone. They have a huge variety of CAZ-compliant vehiclesthat are available ona flexible and fixed-cost basis.

"They are already helping tens of thousands of businesses and individuals make the leap to fully zero-emission motoring and can provide electric vehicles and charging solutions to meet every need."

The BVRLA clean air website can be found at


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