Bristol’s Clean Air Zone will launch in summer 2022 and will charge older and more polluting vehicles to drive in the city centre where air pollution is worst.

Check your vehicle

Checking whether your vehicle will be charged is easy with the government’s online Clean Air Zone Checker. The tool tells drivers whether they’ll need to pay to enter Bristol’s zone when it’s introduced in late summer.

Which cars will not be charged in Bristol’s Clean Air Zone?

As a general guide:

  • Charges will not apply to Euro 4, 5 and 6 petrol vehicles (roughly 2006 onwards)
  • Charges will not apply to Euro 6 diesel vehicles (roughly end of 2015 onwards)

71 per cent of vehicles that currently drive into the zone already meet its emission standards and will not be charged. As more people upgrade their vehicles in the coming years, or change the way they travel, air quality will improve across the city.

If your vehicle meets the zone’s emission standards you will not be charged and don’t need to do anything. We still encourage you to think about how you travel and whether there are any changes, big or small, you’re able to make which will help us on our journey to cleaner air.

Did you know we have lots of existing support to help you try a more sustainable way to travel? Find out about free support and get expert advice on the Travelwest website.

Find out more

Further information on Bristol’s Clean Air Zone can be found on the council’s main website.