New to this forum so hi to everyone.
Just thought I'd give the heads up to anyone who drives a pre 2002 Defender or has a land rover classed as 4x4 utility on the log book and lives or drives within the M25.
Paste this link into your browser and enter your registration number to see if you will be caught by the new regulations from next January. https://lowemissionzone.tfl.gov.uk/b/pb ... ferrer=lez
The 'Larger Vans and minbuses' tab fron this link is important too. http://www.tfl.gov.uk/roadusers/lez/177 ... ab-panel-4
The ridiculous part about this is that you can drive a Discovery of the same age with a 200 or 300TDI engine and you won't be affected by the regulations. If you drive a Defender there is a good chance you will!
As far as I can work out if it's a hard top you are stuffed. If it's a CSW with 8 or more seats and is classed as a minibus you are stuffed. If it was first registered as '4x4 light utility' same thing. Cost to drive within Greater London is £100 a day after 3/1/12.
Even if you don't live in Greater London this is going to be a problem. Forget picking up from Heathrow or the London to Brighton Run for a start.
I'm behind the idea of cleaner air but it seems there is no option to get exemption if you can prove the emissions meet Euro 111 standards.
TFL say this is based on 'Body Type'. Pretty sure it's only the engine that emits anything on mine!!!
They also say Land Rovers are the subject of consultation so Discoveries could be still caught too. If you'd like to raise any concerns with TFL I was told to email them at email@example.com
quoting the registration mark of the vehicle.
Please have a look at the TFL site and see if you can see something I've missed. Even the MOT stations I've asked know nothing about this at the moment. Good chance that the first you may know about it is next January the 4th when you get a £1000 fine.
This only effects Diesels so if you drive a V8 you only need to worry about fuel costs.