Important information for PHV drivers from TfL states that the Ultra Low Emission Zone is expanding in October.
TfL said: "Despite recent improvements in air quality, toxic air pollution in London remains the biggest environmental risk to the health of all Londoners, harming our lungs, and worsening chronic illnesses such as asthma, lung and heart disease and putting the health of our children at risk.
"Air pollution is not just a central London problem, with many areas still exceeding the legal limits for pollution across the city. That is why from 25 October 2021, the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) is expanding up to, but not including, the North and South Circular Roads to help clean up London's air."
Private hire vehicles (PHVs)
From 25 October 2021, the ULEZ is expanding from central London to create a single, larger zone up to, but not including, the North Circular Road (A406) and South Circular Road (A205)
PHV's that do not meet the emissions standards and are not wheelchair-accessible must pay the full ULEZ charge to drive within the zone.
Designated wheelchair-accessible PHVs will be granted a grace period until 26 October 2025 - during this period designated wheelchair-accessible PHVs used to carry out a private hire booking will be exempt from the ULEZ daily charge.
These vehicles will only be exempt when carrying out a private hire booking for a TfL-licensed PHV operator. At all other times PHV owners will have to pay the charge if their designated wheelchair-accessible PHV does not meet the emissions standards and is not in the disabled or disabled passenger vehicle tax class.
See a list of designated wheelchair-accessible PHVs licensed by TfL on the Passengers and accessibility page: https://tfl.gov.uk/info-for/taxis-and-private-hire/passengers-and-accessibility?cid=email_FINAL_TFL662_ULEX_private_hire_vehicles-Passengers+and+accessibility+page
If you feel that your vehicle should be on the list please email email@example.com.