What is A Clean Air Zone?

A clean air zone has been brought into Bradford to help improve the air quality in the area and charges have been put in place for any vehicle that exceeds the emission standard set in that zone. Example of these are located around the UK, such as Birmingham, Bristol, Bath and Portsmouth. Each zone is given a class from A to D depending on how strict the zone is. Experts are predicting that more and more of these zones will open across the UK, in places like Greater Manchester and Sheffield expected to come in 2023, meaning drivers needs to think ahead and start considering their vehicle choice to avoid future charges.

Class Vehicle Type
Buses, Coaches, Taxis, Private Hire Vehicles
B Buses, Coaches, Taxis, Private Hire Vehicles, Heavy Goods Vehicles
C Buses, Coaches, Taxis, Private Hire Vehicles, Heavy Goods Vehicles, Minibuses
D Buses, Coaches, Taxis, Private Hire Vehicles, Heavy Goods Vehicles, Minibuses, Cars
(The Local Authority has the option to include Motorcycles)

Bradford is a currently in Class C.

It is always worth checking your vehicles emission standards before traveling in a Clean Air Zone, this information can be found in your Vehicle Log Book or you can check with the manufacturer. To avoid your vehicle being charged, it must meet the following standard:

Vehicle Type Clear Air Zone Minimum Standard
Buses, coaches, heavy goods vehicles Euro VI
Vans, minibuses, taxis, private hire vehicles, cars Euro 6 (diesel) and Euro 4 (petrol)
Motorcycles Euro 3

Local Authorities may set a different standard for taxis and private hire vehicles.

For full information regarding the Clean Air Zone,Click Here.

Clean Air Zone

What Can You Do To Prepare?

We are doing our part to help make a greener living with our wide range or electric and hybrid cars available. Now is the perfect time to do your part, whether you travel in these Clear Air Zones, want to make a difference or even save some money, we have plenty of new and used electric and hybrid cars for you to choose from. If you wish to learn more about Hybrid and Electric Vehicles, you can click the link below or if you are looking to make the switch, visit your local Cars2 Dealership or shop online.