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Your Guide to London's Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ)

 What is happening?

From September 2020 the most pollutant cars will be required to pay a daily charge of £12.50 to drive through London.

What area is affected by the ULEZ?

The ULEZ will cover the same area as the Congestion Charge zone, which is identifiable by road signs showing where it applies. There will be no barriers or toll booths. Cameras will read vehicle number plates as they are driven within the zone to check against a database.

Is the ULEZ exclusive to London?

At the moment, yes, however there are plans to implement ULEZ to all major cities in the UK, depending on the success of the zone in London.

What cars will be exempt from the daily charge?

Diesel vehicles that meet Euro 6 requirements - this includes most vehicles from 2016 Model Year onward.

Petrol vehicles that meet Euro 4 requirements

Does my Land Rover meet Euro 6 requirements?

Land Rover have been manufacturing diesel vehicles to meet Euro 6 standards since the 2016 Model Year (this includes some vehicles registered in 2015). In order to meet Euro 6 guidelines many Land Rover models have introduced a Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) - more commonly referred to as AdBlue.

Why do they need Diesel Exhaust Fluid/AdBlue?

Since 2016 Land Rover have fitted all diesel models with Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology. This technology enables Land Rover to meet Euro 6 regulations by reducing the levels of Nitrogen Oxide (NOx) emitted from the exhaust by 90%. In addition to a new generation of catalytic converter, Selective Catalytic Reduction technology requires the use of Diesel Exhaust Fluid.

Where can I purchase Diesel Exhaust Fluid?

Diesel Exhaust Fluid should be topped up at each service, but should you run out, we keep a constant stock of AdBlue on the shelf or you can purchase it from most fuel stations and Land Rover service centres.

 

For more information on the Ultra Low Emission Zone visit the Transport For London website at: https://tfl.gov.uk/modes/driving/ultra-low-emission-zone for more details or contact us on 01865 300811 followed by extension 1.

Defender 110 TD5 FIRE TRUCK now in stock!

Here at James French.com we don't just stock the lovely standard Land Rover, we like to stock ALL things Land Rover, including the things a little outside the box too. That's why we have recently acquired a 2001 Defender 110 TD5 pick up. This is no ordinary pick up however. This pick up was commissioned by Land Rover's Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) wing to serve as a fast response, all-terrain, fire truck. The Truck is fitted with all the equipment required for quickly responding to a blaze. Two thirds of the load area are taken up my an enormous water tank, which is needed for the high pressure hose that is neatly stored in the rear along with the petrol-powered generator pump.

This unique vehicle is currently for sale with us and can be found under the 'Used Cars' section of our website, along with detailed photographs and information. If you would like to enquire further into this vehicle please do not hesitate to get hold of us via the 'Contact Us' page or give us a ring on 01865 300717 followed by extension 1.

No job too big or small!!

Here at James French.com we are tooled up for all your Land Rover maintenance needs. Whether its a set of replacement wiper blades or a complete chassis swap. With over 95 years of combined mechanical experience, our technicians are fully equipped to deal with the very latest Range Rovers and Discoverys right the way through to the original Series Land Rover.

James French Historic style 90 Soft Top now in stock

After over 65years of production, 2015 saw the last Land Rover Defender roll off the line. Here at James French.com we have paid homage to the original 4x4 by commissioning our very own heritage inspired, Defender 90 Soft Tops. For more information on these one of a kind vehicles, please do not hesitate to contact us. You can find our details on our 'Contact Us' page.