London Donates Cars to Ukraine Under ULEZ Program for Humanitarian Use

by Roman Cheplyk
Tuesday, May 21, 2024
London Donates Cars to Ukraine Under ULEZ Program for Humanitarian Use

As part of the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) program, London has donated a convoy of 20 cars to Ukraine for humanitarian purposes, according to The Guardian

Since the program's authorization on March 15, more than 100 cars have been donated to Ukraine, with almost half of them already delivered. The British-Ukrainian organization BUAID, in collaboration with Transport for London (TfL), is managing this scheme and has recently sent 13 more vehicles to Ukraine for medical and humanitarian use.

ULEZ Program and Its Impact

The ULEZ program was introduced in London in 2020 with the aim of reducing harmful emissions, improving air quality, and promoting the transition to more environmentally friendly transportation. Vehicles that do not meet the minimum emissions standards are subject to a daily charge of £12.50 if driven within the ULEZ zone.

In August 2023, London Mayor Sadiq Khan expanded the ULEZ zone to cover the entire capital, making it the world's largest pollution charging zone. This expansion has significantly increased the number of vehicles eligible for the scrappage scheme, thereby enhancing the program's environmental and humanitarian impact.

Support for Ukraine

The vehicles donated through the ULEZ program are specifically intended to support Ukraine's humanitarian and medical needs amidst the ongoing conflict. These donations are part of broader efforts to provide vital resources and assistance to the Ukrainian people.

By repurposing vehicles that no longer meet London's emissions standards, the ULEZ program not only contributes to environmental goals but also provides critical support to those in need in Ukraine.

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