BCA and TfL to host auction of ULEZ-compliant vehicles

BCA ULEZ compliant auction

A month ahead of the launch of London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ), BCA will host a special ULEZ sale at Blackbushe.

The auction, which is organised in partnership with Transport for London (TfL), will take place on 12 March 2019.

Only cars that can enter the ULEZ without charge will be eligible for the auction, with BCA promising a range of more than 200 Euro 6 compliant or electric cars and vans. The clock is ticking if you intend to drive into the ULEZ after its inception on 8 April 2019.

The world’s first ULEZ will operate 24 hours a day and 365 days a year. It replaces the T-Charge and is expected to affect up to 60,000 vehicles a day. Which is why cars exempt from paying the £12.50 charge are likely to be in demand.

“This unique event in partnership with Transport for London (TfL) aims to provide LCV operators with the vehicles they need to manage the changes from the introduction of the ULEZ zone. The sale will feature a wide variety of vehicles to meet a diverse range of requirements,” said Jon Gilbert, development director for commercial vehicles at BCA.

“BCA’s scale in delivering the largest LCV remarketing programme in the country provides an excellent platform for TfL to spread the message regarding ULEZ. Research shows that nearly a third of all operators entering the zone are either not aware of its implementation or unprepared for the launch. We are delighted that TfL will be on-site to advise operators about the changes.” 

‘Committed to tackling’ air pollution

Ultra Low Emissions Zone ULEZ London 2019

Alex Williams, Transport for London’s director of city planning, added: “Air pollution is a public health crisis and we are committed to tackling it. It is great to see that BCA [is] helping businesses to prepare for the arrival of the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) by selling and encouraging upgrades to Euro 6 or electric vehicles in advance of the start date of 8 April 2019.

“We are working hard with the business community to support their ULEZ preparations and many businesses are already making the move to comply with ULEZ. We have directly contacted more than 3,000 micro businesses to advise them of their options and are working with London’s business groups to reach thousands more. We are also finalising a £23m van scrappage scheme, which will help micro businesses replace their polluting vans with new cleaner ones.” 

At its inception, the ULEZ will cover the same area as the current Congestion Charge Zone (CCZ). It’s a relatively small patch, but the ULEZ will get bigger in  October 2021, when the North and South Circular roads will serve as new boundaries.

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