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#1 2021-08-28 15:44:13

From: SW Lancs
Registered: 2017-01-18
Posts: 297

Greater Manchester

Hi, is there anyone in the Greater Manchester area that understands the proposed charges for diesel vehicles in the future?
I cut through on my way to work and dont fancy a daily charge!

2004 Citroen Dispatch 2.0 Hdi


#2 2021-08-28 20:35:23

From: Borders/Dales
Registered: 2017-01-03
Posts: 665

Re: Greater Manchester

At first look it seems simple:-

Light goods vehicle (LGV)
This includes vans, minibuses, motorised horseboxes, and motorhomes/campervans (3.5t and under).

The Zone is expected to be introduced on 30 May 2022. A temporary exemption is proposed for vehicles classed as a light goods vehicle (LGV) or minibus until 31 May 2023. After this, you could be affected if you own or drive one of these vehicles in Greater Manchester.

Complicated by being a "motorcaravan":-

Vehicles with a body type of ‘motorcaravan’ with Euro VI or cleaner emission standards are compliant, and will NOT be charged to travel in the Clean Air Zone.

Vehicles with a body type of ‘motorcaravan’ can be classified in more than one way by the DVLA. You can find out your vehicle classification by either:

Referring to Section J of your V5C document (vehicle log book), which indicates the vehicle category.

Using the government’s vehicle enquiry service, which advises the category as ‘vehicle type approval’ as well checking if a vehicle is taxed and has an MOT.
N1 or N2 classification

Currently, non-compliant vehicles classified as N1 or N2 with a body type of ‘motorcaravan’ would be charged to travel in the GM Clean Air Zone:

N1 (<3.5t) have an LGV classification: Temporary exemption to 31 May 2023, with a daily charge of £10 from 1 June 2023.
N2 (>3.5t) have a DVLA tax class of private HGV: Eligible for a discount on the daily charge from £60 to £10 payable from 30 May 2022.
M1 or M1 Special Purpose

A group of vehicles classified by the DVLA with a body type of ‘motorcaravan’ (vehicle type approval of M1 or M1 Special Purpose) would not currently be charged travel in the Zone.

Feedback from the consultation highlighted the lack of parity between these vehicle classifications. As a result, the Greater Manchester local authorities have agreed to hold a six-week consultation on including M1 or M1 Special Purpose vehicles in the GM Clean Air Zone. This consultation will start on 1 September 2021.

Non-compliant vehicles with a 'motorcaravan' body type which are classified as private HGVs will automatically qualify for a permanent discounted charge of £10 per day, rather than £60 per day.


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