Nexus Vehicle Rental, the UK’s leading tech driven business mobility provider, is launching the latest in its Glovebox Guide series to provide drivers with advice on how to avoid fines while operating within London’s Ultra Low Emissions Zone (ULEZ).
The launch coincides with the two-year countdown (25 October 2021) to the planned ULEZ expansion, when it will stretch to the North and South Circular roads. This forms part of the Mayor’s plans to reduce exhaust NOx emissions by up to 45%, improving air quality for millions of Londoners.
Since the ULEZ introduced a £12.50 daily charge for the most polluting vehicles entering the zone six months ago (8 April 2019), the number of non-compliant vehicles has fallen by around 35%
Despite this, some Nexus customers are still falling foul of the rules that can incur maximum fines of £160 for cars, vans and motorbikes, and £1,000 for lorries, if vehicles have not been registered to enter the ULEZ and if subsequent penalties are not paid within 14 days.
The latest in Nexus’ series of Glovebox Guides alerts drivers to the impending extension to the zone and highlights how vehicles can be registered to operate within the ULEZ without facing a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN).
David Brennan, CEO at Nexus Vehicle Rental, said: “Whilst we can look to London for championing cleaner air in UK cities, we cannot ignore the fact many of our business customers are still incurring expensive fines due to a lack of awareness of ULEZ regulations.
“We salute the Mayor’s effort for taking the most polluting vehicles off our roads but recognise the new regulations are particularly impacting the operational efficiency of logistics fleets using older vans and lorries in central London. Many of these fleets require a time critical mobility solution and haven’t had the opportunity to upgrade their vehicles.”
“As we approach the date two years prior to the ULEZ expansion, we felt this was the perfect time to release the latest in our Glovebox Guide series reminding drivers of how to avoid hefty fines and we encourage drivers to download it via our website.”
Nexus uses its industry expertise to produce advice-led guides for customers and business drivers to download via its website and store in their vehicles. The series has featured tips on:
To download a copy of any Guide in the series, visit: https://www.nexusrental.co.uk/glove-box-guides/
Nexus provides access to the UK’s largest supply chain of more than 550,000 vehicles, including 100,000 specialist and commercial vehicles, across over 2,000 UK locations. Vehicles can be booked in just ten seconds via its award-winning online rental booking platform, IRIS, and can usually be delivered within two hours of a booking being made.
This post was written by Michelle Batty
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