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Congestion charge waived for hydrogen van

16 December, 2015

ULEMCo, a company championing the use of ultra-low emission hydrogen fuelled vehicles, has won a 100% Congestion Charge discount for a Ford Transit it converted to dual fuel.

A converted 2.2L Ford Transit was tested and found to meet Transport for London (TfL) requirements for a 100% discount based on the criteria for exemption: emissions of less than 75g/km, and to meet or better the ‘Euro 5b’ standard.

ULEMCo’s emissions test result for the converted van was just 59g/km, and was witnessed by the UK Vehicle Type Approval authority (VCA). Air quality measures relative to the Euro standard showed results 77% better on particulates; 78% better on CO; 14% better on NOx and 6% better on THC (unburned hydro carbon). Eligibility for the Congestion Charge discount will apply to any vehicles of the same engine/type converted by ULEMCo, subject to TfL’s annual confirmation.

“We are delighted that our Ford Transit conversion has been recognised by TfL as eligible for the Congestion Charge discount,” said Amanda Lyne, CEO of ULEMCo. “As far as we know, this is the first vehicle in this type (1.8-3.5t) that meets both air quality and carbon emission requirements in London, and will provide our customers with a significant incentive to make the conversion, beyond the motive of environmental responsibility.”