Buying a Euro 6 Used Wav Car – Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle
If you are looking to purchase a used wheelchair accessible vehicle that is Euro 6 compliant, or any other wheelchair accessible vehicle then please contact us. We are located in North Somerset in the village of Banwell on the outskirts of Weston super mare. Questions? Message us online.
Here at Michael Harraway Cars, we stock a range of quality used wheelchair accessible most are one owner with low mileage.
We offer part exchange and are on hand to offer help and advice and guarantee no pressure. Check out our current Wav Cars stock to view our current wheelchair accessible vehicles and get directions.
Please note we are now operating a viewing by appointment only this is to ensure we can deliver the best customer service.
Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles and Clean Air Zone Euro 6 Emissions in the UK
What are Euro emissions and how will they affect my WAV car?
The Euro emissions standards were designed to tackle the vehicle exhaust pollution to improve air quality by reducing harmful emissions. Although the first European exhaust standard for passengers’ cars was introduced in 1970 it wasn’t until 1993 that the first big change for passenger car emissions standards was introduced.
This was known as Euro 1 – and for those of you that can remember that far back – this was time that every petrol car sold new were fitted with a catalytic converter that was required to meet this new exhaust emission target.
Since then, there have been a series of new Euro emissions standards that each time have even tighter emission limits.
UK Cities who enforce the Euro 6 Emission standards
Euro 1: January 1993
Euro 2: January 1997
Euro 3: January 2001
Euro 4: January 2006
Euro 5: January 2011
Euro 6: September 2015
Euro 6d-TEMP: September 2019
Euro 6d: January 2021
What are Euro 6 emissions for pre-September 2015?
Since September 2015 it has been mandatory for all new cars to meet the latest Euro 6 emissions standards. However, there are many cars registered before this date that met the latest Euro 6 emission standard early but are still classed as Euro 5.
The Euro 6 emission standard additionally sets a legal requirement for car manufactures to average CO2 emissions below 130g/km across its entire range – that was reduced to 98g/km in 2020.
As Euro 6 became mandatory on all new cars from September 2015, so those with 65 registration plate should be Euro 6 compliant. For vehicles registered from September 2018 the Euro Emission standard of a car can be found on the vehicles V5C registration document. If you don’t have the vehicles registration document or the vehicle was registered before September 2018 there are plenty of website that you can enter the vehicles registration number and check its Euro rating
Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles – How will Euro 6 Emission standards affect me?
The most noticeable effect of the Euro 6 emission standard is if you live or drive into major cities. London was the first cities to introduce the London Ultra Low Emissions Zone (ULEZ) that came into force in April 2019. From that date if your diesel car was pre-Euro 6 or pre-Euro 4 for petrol cars then you must pay the daily charge of £12.50 to drive within the zone. ULEZ Vehicle Check
Since 2019 other cities have started to introduce clean air zone these require vehicles like in London to have a minimum emission standard to drive within the zone or pay a daily charge. Fortunately, there are different classes of clean air zones that means not all vehicles are not currently affected.
Cities with clean air zones (Feb 2022)
- Bath – Class C clean air zone (Buses, Coaches, taxis, private hire vehicles, heavy goods vehicle, vans, minibuses.)
- Birmingham – Class D clean air zone (Buses, Coaches, taxis, private hire vehicles, heavy goods vehicle, vans, minibuses, cars, the local authority has the option to include motorcycles)
- Portsmouth has a Class B clean air zone (Buses, Coaches, taxis, private hire vehicles, heavy goods vehicles.)
Future clean air zones
- Bradford will start charging in 2022.
- Bristol will start charging in late 2022.
- Greater Manchester (under review).
To avoid being charged in a clean air zone, your vehicle must meet the following minimum clean air zone standard: CAZ Vehicle Check
Buses, coaches, heavy goods vehicles. Euro VI
Vans, minibuses, taxis, private hire vehicles, cars. Euro 6 (diesel) and Euro 4 (petrol)
Motorcycles. Euro 3
Exemptions for wheelchair accessible vehicles
There are some national and local exemptions from the charge. So, it is worth checking with individual cities to see if any local exemptions are available to apply for should your vehicle not meet the Clean Air Zone Emission Standard.
You can find out more about local exemptions for driving in:
You’re automatically entitled to a national exemption, and do not have to pay a charge, if you have:
- A vehicle that’s ultra low emission
- A disabled passenger tax class vehicle
- A disabled tax class vehicle
- A military vehicle
- A historic vehicle
- A vehicle retrofitted with technology accredited by the Clean Vehicle Retrofit Accreditation Scheme (CVRAS)
- Certain types of agricultural vehicles