C5 / C6 and ULEZ

PrinceRupert

CCCUK Member
Does anyone know from which point Corvettes are ULEZ compliant?

It seems that as imports they are deemed not compliant until you prove that they are but it is not clear to me which meet the standards.
 

Roscobbc

Moderator
It you run the registration number through the TFL website it will normally note if compliant or not. Seems that the 'break' point is pre-2005 - or - or 'historic' status. My '68 is ULEZ compliant accordingly - but still chargeable for the original central area. Your question is of serious importance for anyone travelling in/through/around London when the congestion charge zone moves out to the North and South Circular roads.
 

PrinceRupert

CCCUK Member
Ah - I just ran a 2005 C6 through the checker and it said non compliant but suggested this was because it was an import and you may be able to prove it meets the standards.

I live inches outside the south circular so it is relevant to me but not a deal breaker.
 

Roscobbc

Moderator
Try this ULEZ standards
My previous daily driver was a less than 50co plug-in hybrid and therefore exempt from all congestion charges - however I had to provide TFL with a copy of the manufacturers emissions compliance certification - this can be challenging to source from manufacturer or car dealer. Even though it was exempt for daily charges the system still monitors your movements and you still need to re-register it on an annual basis - the TFL website and its usability is CRAP........
 

PrinceRupert

CCCUK Member
I just checked a 2008 C6 and a 2019 C7, both of which should I think be exempt, but the checker says neither is. So it seems that imports are automatically not exempt until you prove that they are. So it seems you need to get some sort of emissions data from Chevrolet, but how one does that I do not know!
 

Roscobbc

Moderator
I just checked a 2008 C6 and a 2019 C7, both of which should I think be exempt, but the checker says neither is. So it seems that imports are automatically not exempt until you prove that they are. So it seems you need to get some sort of emissions data from Chevrolet, but how one does that I do not know!
Perhaps someone should look or post the question on Pistonheads forum?
 

Slick

CCCUK Member
My 2008 C6 is exempt , and its an import

Worth reading my post (below) copy and pasted from the Gov website
 

Slick

CCCUK Member
No ULEZ charge due for this vehicle
Result shown is what you need to pay today, based on your vehicle being new. This may change without notice when our records are updated. You should check what you need to pay each time you travel.
This vehicle result may not be correct if:
  • There’s a recent change of number plate
  • It’s been registered off the road (SORN)
As a guide, new vehicles tend to meet ULEZ emissions standards. However, older vehicles manufactured before 2006 (petrol) and 2017 (diesel) generally do not meet emissions standards. Always check if you need to pay before travelling.
Double check that the vehicle details have been typed correctly. You risk getting a penalty if you've identified the wrong vehicle.
No LEZ charge due for this vehicle
The LEZ is different from the ULEZ - it doesn't apply to cars and motorbikes. This vehicle either meets the required emission standards, is exempt from or not affected by the scheme, or is subject to a 100% discount.
Information is based on what we know about your vehicle. This may change without warning - always check to see if you need to pay to drive in London.
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Roscobbc

Moderator
It'll be interesting to see if there is a 'cut-off' date for this - my understanding is that it's 2006 but I've seen for 2005 (UK/Euro supplied) vehicles that are covered.
 

Slick

CCCUK Member
It'll be interesting to see if there is a 'cut-off' date for this - my understanding is that it's 2006 but I've seen for 2005 (UK/Euro supplied) vehicles that are covered.
I get the impression TFL dont know whats compliant and whats not ,( the list of compliant vehicles is being refined and updated) best to check often to avoid a penalty charge ........as an aside , a friends TVR was listed as no ULEZ charge but when he checked again some months later its now not compliant so incurs the charge
 

Roscobbc

Moderator
My recent plug-in hybrid daily driver was below 50co and therefore congestion charge exempt. I registered it with TFL for a £10 annual fee, sending them a copy of manufacturers conformity certificate - early in the third year of ownership (this year) TFL started charging every time I went in to central London. Fortunately I hadn't cancelled my old credit card account with them........implications otherwise would have been a whole series of fines. Interestingly they have no 'mechanism' for wrongly applied charges that are not reported within 14 days. It took 3 or 4 months to get the issues resolved - fortunately owning to Covid and being furloughed I wasn't actually going in to the charge zone very often. TFL is a top heavy, grossly mismanaged organisation with a third world grade website. Did you know the administrative side of their 'business' is not even in London - its oop' north somewhere!
 

Slick

CCCUK Member
My recent plug-in hybrid daily driver was below 50co and therefore congestion charge exempt. I registered it with TFL for a £10 annual fee, sending them a copy of manufacturers conformity certificate - early in the third year of ownership (this year) TFL started charging every time I went in to central London. Fortunately I hadn't cancelled my old credit card account with them........implications otherwise would have been a whole series of fines. Interestingly they have no 'mechanism' for wrongly applied charges that are not reported within 14 days. It took 3 or 4 months to get the issues resolved - fortunately owning to Covid and being furloughed I wasn't actually going in to the charge zone very often. TFL is a top heavy, grossly mismanaged organisation with a third world grade website. Did you know the administrative side of their 'business' is not even in London - its oop' north somewhere!
TFL and the London Mayor are crosses we Londoners have to bare
 

rubyragtop

CCCUK regional rep
Just run my 2001 C5 'Vert' through Ross's link and it states no ULEZ charge. Car was bought new through a Vauxhall dealership in Milton Keynes (pre Stratstones?) and is fully UK compliant
 

PrinceRupert

CCCUK Member
Similarly I just ran a 2001 UK spec C5 I saw on FB and it is compliant. Seems UK spec are on their books and are compliant, imports not. Would probably be the case if you could get the right certificate from Chevrolet that an import could be exempted as compliant.
 
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