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Proposed Zero Emission Zone in Oxford: What you need to know

Wednesday 16th October 2019

Following the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) that came into effect in London on 8 April 2019, more cities are proposing to follow suit in an attempt to improve air quality.

Oxford City Council and Oxfordshire County Council have published updated proposals for a Zero Emission Zone (ZEZ) in the city centre. The first of its kind the in country, it will result in all non-zero emission vehicles being prohibited from entering the proposed zone.

Why is it happening?

Councils are being forced to take action to cut emissions as many cities in the UK exceed the legal level of toxic air pollution. Oxford falls into this category in four of the city’s air pollution monitoring locations.

With a large proportion of emissions being generated by motorised traffic, a Zero Emission Zone is the most logical and effective solution to combat rising emissions. After a 6 week consultation period whereby 750 residents and businesses were involved, 70% agreed to a phased approach to Oxford ZEZ.

Oxford City Council ZEZ boundaries

How will this affect me?

From 2020, expect all non-zero emission vehicles to potentially be banned during certain hours from parking and loading on public highway in an inner zone.

By 2022, Hackney carriage taxi drivers will be required to have at least Euro 4 standard to renew their licence, and zero-emission capable vehicles to receive a new licence.

Councils are considering extending the emission-based measures within the Green Zone to include cars by 2025. Also, Hackney carriage taxi drivers will be required to have zero-emission capable vehicles to renew their licence or receive a new licence.

From 2035 the councils are considering restricting all non-zero emission capable vehicles – including all buses, vans, lorries and cars – from entering the Green Zone.

Oxford ZEZ

The Future is Electrification. Introducing the Mercedes- Benz eVito.

Keep your business moving more efficiently and sustainably. The new zero emission eVito saves costs whilst contributing to a cleaner world and complies with Oxford ZEZ.

Fully charged in 6 hours and with a range of 93 miles, it is perfectly suited to inner city driving and routine route drops. The intelligent eVito battery even charges during downhill driving and is less susceptible to wear and tear.

The eVito

  • Saves on fuel, taxes and maintenance
  • Zero emission, 100% electric
  • Fully charged in 6 hours
  • Hidden battery for more space
  • All safety tests passed
  • Same exemplary safety standards as the current Vito range

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