A transcript of a video explaining the Zero Emission Zone pilot proposals from the November 2020 consultation:
We’re accelerating our plans for the Oxford Zero Emission Zone and have launched a final consultation for the Oxford Zero Emission Zone Pilot.
The ZEZ Pilot would be introduced in summer 2021 and will test the scheme before a larger ZEZ across the city centre is introduced in spring 2022.
We are proposing to introduce a Zero Emission Zone Pilot (ZEZ Pilot) in a small area of Oxford city centre starting in Summer 2021.
This will be followed by a larger accelerated Zero Emission Zone (ZEZ) in spring 2022, following further consultation.
The proposals will help reduce traffic pollution, and improve conditions for all who visit, work or live in the city centre.
The ZEZ Pilot will be a charging scheme and would operate 7am to 7pm, 7 days a week.
During these hours:
- Zero Emission vehicles that emit 0g of CO2/km will be able to enter the zone free of charge.
- Ultra Low Emission vehicles that emit less than 75g of CO2/km will be charged £2 to enter the zone from summer 2021 to August 2025 and £4 from August 2025 onwards.
- Clean Air Zone compliant vehicles that are Euro 4 petrol or Euro 6 diesel will be charged £4 to enter the zone from summer 2021 to August 2025, and £8 from August 2025 onwards.
- Any vehicle not meeting those standards will be charged £10 to enter the zone from summer 2021 to August 2025, and £20 from August 2025 onwards.
Local buses and Oxford licensed Hackney Carriages have already agreed timelines for zero emission fleets across Oxford and will not be subject to charges.
Discounts are proposed for businesses and residents in the zone, blue badge holders, and others.
It is proposed:
- ZEZ Pilot residents’ vehicles will have a 90% discount until August 2030
- ZEZ Pilot businesses’ vehicles will have a 90% discount until August 2025
- Blue badge holders will have a 100% discount until August 2025
Take part in the consultation before midnight on 17 January 2021