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Convoy of London scrappage program cars arrives in Ukraine

Convoy of London scrappage program cars arrives in Ukraine Illustrative photo (Getty Images)
Author: Maria Kholina

Over the weekend, a convoy of 20 vehicles arrived in Ukraine, donated by London as part of the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) scrappage program, according to The Guardian.

Over 100 vehicles have been handed over to Ukraine, with about half of them already delivered.

British Ukrainian Aid (BUAID), working in conjunction with Transport for London (TfL) under this scheme, reported that an additional 13 vehicles are on their way to Ukraine, where they will be used for medical and humanitarian purposes.

Ukraine is experiencing a shortage of vehicles, particularly near the front line, where ordinary cars and vans are used to transport the wounded from the battlefield and medical facilities to hospitals.

The ULEZ zone was expanded by London Mayor Sadiq Khan in August 2023 and now covers the entire capital, making it the world's largest pollution charging zone. People driving in this zone with vehicles that do not meet minimum emission standards must pay £12.50 per day.

ULEZ program

ULEZ (Ultra Low Emission Zone) is a zone of ultra-low harmful emissions that was introduced in London in 2020.

The program aims to reduce harmful emissions in the city's atmosphere, improve air quality for London residents and visitors, and promote a transition to more environmentally friendly transport.

In March 2024, the program began collecting vehicles for transfer to Ukraine, which are intended to support the country's humanitarian and medical needs.