Birmingham to delay it’s clean air zone (caz) launch

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The impact of the Coronavirus pandemic has led to Birmingham City Council delaying the introduction of its Clean Air Zone until 2021.

Following a request by the Council to the UK Government, the postponement was granted after serious concerns were raised about the impact the Coronavirus is having on the economy.

The official new launch date is yet to be confirmed, however, Birmingham Council have stated it will be under constant review while the impact of the Coronavirus is monitored.

The introduction of Clean Air Zones were also due in Leeds, Nottingham, Derby and Southampton, but are all now set to be delayed until 2021.

Clean Air Zones are part of the Governments strategy to improve Air quality across the country. Once the schemes are launched, all vehicles need to meet set criteria to avoid a daily charge for operating within a CAZ.

We’ve experienced a high uptake in Euro6 diesel powered vehicles as they meet the requirements set out in CAZ. Our customers have benefitted from future proofing their fleet on a finance package with manageable monthly payments, without a large outlay capital.

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