Non ULEZ Compliant Car? TfL Wants You To Give It To Ukraine

Non ULEZ Compliant Car? TfL Wants You To Give It To Ukraine
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TfL is collaborating with the charity British-Ukrainian Aid (BUA) for the scheme. Image: Geoff Henson via creative commons

Got a non ULEZ compliant vehicle you're looking to get rid of? It could end up in Ukraine.

TfL is collaborating with the charity British-Ukrainian Aid (BUA) to allow London residents, small businesses and charities with vehicles that don't fall under London's low emissions regulations, to donate them to Ukraine, where they'll be utilised for humanitarian and medical use. Donors will still receive a scrappage grant, despite the fact their vehicles won't actually be scrapped.

Says Dr Rainer-Elk Anders, trustee of British-Ukrainian Aid:

Each donated vehicle will make a tremendous difference between life and death for those in need of humanitarian or medical aid in Ukraine. These vehicles will enable us to evacuate and transport the injured, including children, women and the elderly, and they will help medical personnel and aid reach critical locations. We will be able to save more lives and support communities in need.

Initially, the Mayor of Kyiv Vitali Klitschko, reached out to London's Mayor, Sadiq Khan asking if such an idea could be explored — which Khan subsequently lobbied the government for permission to do. You might even compare the scheme to the scrap drives that took place during the second world war. It seems everyone's a winner — vehicle owners, London's air quality, and Ukraine. Well, everyone except Putin.

For more information on TfL scrappage schemes — including vehicles for Ukraine — visit TfL's website.

Last Updated 15 March 2024