ULEZ adaptations (1)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2019-06-20
Session date: 
June 20, 2019
Reference: 
2019/12187
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

What percentage and number of each category of LFB’s fleet is currently non-compliant with the ULEZ?

Answer

ULEZ adaptations (1)

ULEZ adaptations (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

London Fire Brigade (LFB) fleet compliance with the ULEZ is shown in the following table:

Category

Compliant

Non-Compliant

Pumping appliances

119 (58%)

88 (42%)

Aerials

0

19 (100%)

Fire Rescue Units

0

18 (100%)

Command Units

0

9 (100%)

Front Line Specials

0

38 (100%)

Cars

60 (100%)

0

Vans

20 (65%)

11 (35%)

Totals

199 (49%)

211 (51%)

All fleet vehicles stationed within the inner zone are compliant and have been since ULEZ was introduced. Stations with ‘grounds’ that spread into the inner zone have allocated pumping appliances that are compliant. The rest of the LFB fleet is planned to be compliant by the end of October 2021 through the asset replacement programme. However, the Home Office has no plans for the National Resilience prime mover and the detection, identification and monitoring (DIM) vehicles to be replaced by October 2021. In addition, a certified ‘after fit’ exhaust treatment system has not been found, so there is a risk these twenty-six National Resilience vehicles will not be compliant by October 2021. The LFB also already operate an electric car fleet.

The whole LFB fleet is either compliant, registered within the sunset period or only operated outside central London, and so the LFB has not been issued any ULEZ charges. Some officers’ cars used under the essential car user scheme are non-compliant and, therefore, could incur a charge if driven within the inner zone, but no ULEZ penalty charge notices have been reclaimed to date.

The LFB also operate and maintain 27 National Resilience prime mover and detection, identification and monitoring (DIM) vehicles on behalf of the Home Office. All these vehicles are currently non-compliant and I am concerned there are no plans to upgrade them. I urge the Government to match our ambition and leadership and ensure these vehicles are compliant by October 2021.