The London Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) is likely to apply to HGVs operating across the capital from 26 October 2020, TfL has confirmed.

Launching a consultation on plans to extend the ULEZ across greater London, following its commencement in the centre of the city in 2019, mayor Sadiq Khan called on Londoners to let him know what they think of his plans “to clean up our lethal air”.

“I am determined to take the bold action needed to protect the public from London’s poisonous, deadly air. I can’t ignore the shameful fact that London’s air is so toxic it harms children’s lungs, exacerbates chronic illness and contributes to thousands of premature deaths each year.

“Following the successful introduction of the T-Charge, and confirmation of the central London ULEZ, I am moving ahead with the next stage of my plan to expand the Ultra Low Emission Zone up to the busy north and south circular roads,” he said.

Trucks that do not meet the Euro-6 emissions standards by these dates will pay a £100 daily penalty for coming into London.

Khan told a committee of MPs last week that the T-Charge was a loss leader for TfL but essential in changing attitudes.