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I have also received a reply from the DVLA


Based on the information available on your vehicle's DVLA record, I can confirm that your vehicle is compliant with the minimum emissions standards for Clean Air Zones, and your vehicle is not subject to Clean Air Zone charges.

I have requested for your record to be updated to reflect this.

This will be updated within 2 working days. Please check back on the Vehicle Checker before your next journey into or within the Clean Air Zone.

A fairly quick and painless fix.
 
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Brilliant.
I wonder if this is just a Birmingham issue or a central one...
Mine was only Birmingham but the error apparently was on DVLA records. I have no intention of going to Birmingham but I think other cities will also start enforcing clean air zones. I wanted it sorted before Manchester or Liverpool followed suit.
 
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Is there a consensus on the earliest California you can buy second hand that will still be ULEZ / LEZ compliant?

I assumed it was the T6 (Euro 6) but reading this thread seems some 2012 ones are ok?
 
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Is there a consensus on the earliest California you can buy second hand that will still be ULEZ / LEZ compliant?

I assumed it was the T6 (Euro 6) but reading this thread seems some 2012 ones are ok?
I would think T6 and above. Older ones may be incorrectly identified and may change over time.
 
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The first t6's were Euro 5 (no AdBlue) but anything built after August 2016 are Euro 6
If my memory serves me correctly only the early N1 Commercial T6's were Euro 5. All M1 T6 Californias were Euro 6.
 
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If my memory serves me correctly only the early N1 Commercial T6's were Euro 5. All M1 T6 Californias were Euro 6.
My camper is a Euro 5 N1 T6 140ps Highline (V5C shows Motor Caravan) and shows as compliant in all checkable zones including the ULEZ.
I believe as far as the T6 is concerned it's more the fact that it is BMT (Blue Motion Technology) and not so much Euro 5 or 6.
 
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My camper is a Euro 5 N1 T6 140ps Highline (V5C shows Motor Caravan) and shows as compliant in all checkable zones including the ULEZ.
I believe as far as the T6 is concerned it's more the fact that it is BMT (Blue Motion Technology) and not so much Euro 5 or 6.

The 2014’a are BlueMotion but I don’t think these pass.
 
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I fell foul of the London LEZ (which annoyingly includes Heathrow carparks).

Family of 7 in one vehicle (T4 syncro) going on holiday - parking up in heathrow. I got a nasty letter saying next time would be £100 fine.

I wasn't sure why this was because the syncro is 4 wheel drive. In the end it boiled down to my registration documents which had the vehicle as a mini-bus. I got this changed to MPV to get round the issue.

So check if your documents state mini-bus (which is 8 seats or more).

John
 
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My camper is a Euro 5 N1 T6 140ps Highline (V5C shows Motor Caravan) and shows as compliant in all checkable zones including the ULEZ.
I believe as far as the T6 is concerned it's more the fact that it is BMT (Blue Motion Technology) and not so much Euro 5 or 6.
That just sounds like a lucky error. Charging zones are based on emissions standards. 5 being chargeable & 6 not.
 
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All very confusing!

I have to pay in Bath, Bradford, Birmingham, Manchester but not Portsmouth???

T5 SE - VW59 CAL why aren't we classed as a private vehicle?

Annoying as I live inside the Manchester zone.
 

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