ULEZ!  It sounds like my sister in-laws name, who I  don’t care for much, but it stands for Ultra Low Emission Zone.  This is a new law that is going to be passed next year, April 2018, in Central London in efforts to improve air quality.  Vehicles that go through ULE Zone will have to pay fees.  How much you ask?  It depends on the size of the vehicle.  Motorcycles, cars and mini vans will pay 12.50 GBP.  Lorries and Buses will be paying 100 GBP…..Ouch!

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So, how do you avoid the fees?  Get a hybrid or electric car!

If your petrol car is more than 13 years old in 2019, then you’ll probably be affected by the ULEZ, but it shouldn’t be expensive to find a car less than that age, which does meet the required Euro 4 standard.


Alternatively, you may want to consider an electric car if you rarely take long-distance journeys.  A used Nissan Leaf can be purchased relatively cheap at the auctions in Japan.  All you need to do is find a trusted all service export company like Provide Cars Ltd. who is located near Kobe, Japan.

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Let’s face it.  It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that electric cars are going to rule the automotive industry in the near future.  In my last blog I explained that battery technology is advancing and is getting cheaper.  I am a huge fan of electric cars and can not wait to see the day when every car on the road is an electric.  Cleaner air and quite roads mean better environment for children, our pets and everyone.

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Are you looking for a used hybrid or electric vehicle?  The best place is to get one from the Japanese auto auctions.  We can help.  Check us out at www.providecars.co.jp.  We will give you a free trial account.  It won’t cost you a penny, pence, yen or a single euro.  We will walk you through the simple process of buying a car in Japan.