Greater Manchester | Clean Air Zone
The Manchester Clean Air Zone is Coming. Will Your Business Be Affected?
From May 2022, Transport For Greater Manchester will be introducing a "Clean Air Zone", which means that businesses who enter this area could potentially face a daily charge if they don't comply with the upcoming vehicle regulations.
Here at eStar, we've made it our mission to work in partnership with you and your business, to help keep you moving sustainably. So that we're best placed to support you, we've been working closely with Transport For Greater Manchester to ensure we're able to provide you with all the information you need to that you don't get caught out.
Why is The Clean Air Zone Coming In?
Following an instruction from the Government, Greater Manchester will be introducing the Clean Air Zone to clean up the air all we breath. Air pollution damages our health and plays a part in thousands of deaths every year. Private cars and motorbikes will not be affected, but types of commercial and passengers could potentially pay a daily charge to travel in the zone.
What Are The Restrictions?
The "Clean Air Zone" will be put into affect from May 2022 and could potentially mean that your business faces a daily charge when entering the Greater Manchester Zone. Non-compliant HGVs could face a daily-charge from May 2022, and non-compliant LCV's could face a daily-charge from May 2023.
How Do I Know If My Vehicle Will Face A Charge?
If your vehicle doesnt comply with Euro 6 diesel, or Euro 5 petrol - based on the type of business you operate, you could potentially face a daily charge when entering the Greater Manchester Clean Air Zone. There will be one charge, per 24-hour period and the amount is based on the type of vehicle you operate.
What Are The Daily Charges For Non-Compliant Vehicles?
- Buses and heavy goods vehicles (HGV) - £60 per day
- Taxis and private hire vehicles - £7.50
- Light goods vehicles (LGV) such as vans and minibuses - £10
Are There Any Initiatives For Businesses?
Some businesses will be able to apply for grants from the governement, but there are a number of contributing factors, so it's definiately worth getting in touch with us here at eStar to find out more.
How Can eStar Support You?
We've been working with the team at Transport For Greater Manchester, so we're best placed to provide you with all the information you need to ensure you don't get caught out. As an Approved Mercedes-Benz Van and Truck supplier, we're also able to your support your transition to a compliant Euro 6 or electric vehicle. Just get in touch with us here at eStar to find out more, or alternatively, you can "register your interest" to keep in the loop with any key updates.
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