Classic cars could be 'scrapped' as part of Sadiq Khan’s ULEZ expansion
UK-based classic car enthusiasts are under threat!
Classic cars are under threat in London the city's mayor, Sadiq Khan announces new ULEZ proposal plans which could see the end of many of them.
The new updates would mean the current ULEZ zone will be expanded to affect an extra 140,000 motorists by the end of October. The scheme will cover roads between the North and South Circular Roads with drivers being charged £12.50 per day to drive a heavy polluting vehicle.
What's worse is that classic car owners have been warned their cars may be 'scrapped' as a part of this. These new rules would mean petrol cars must meet Euro 4 emissions standards to avoid the charges and these were introduced in 2005. Diesel models must meet Euro 6 standards launched in 2015, leaving very little wiggle room for older cars.
Classic car insurance experts at Hagerty have warned there will undoubtedly be fewer cars from the 1980s, 1990s and early noughties under the changes which is sad to hear.
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It is possible to adapt classic cars in order for them to comply with these new regulations, but many people instead are getting rid of them as it is easier and less expensive.
Classic cars are just a small sector of vehicles which have been affected by this change as businesses in and around the city will faces difficulties with lorries etc. Hopefully these changes result in better air quality for the city, otherwise a lot of people will be angry for sure.