London donates 110 ‘scrap’ ULEZ vehicles for Ukrainian aid

Over 100 vehicles have been donated to Ukraine through London’s ultra-low emission zone (ULEZ) scrappage program. Twenty of those vehicles have already arrived in the war-torn country this weekend, and another thirteen are en route. Transportation is vital for saving lives during the war.

Once Londoners are accepted to the Ulez scrappage scheme and donate their vehicles, British-Ukrainian Aid (BUAID) ensures the logistics are organized and the rules are followed, delivers the vehicles, and ensures they go to carefully matched recipients. The vehicles go to where they are needed the most.

Humanitarian and medical purposes

British-Ukrainian Aid said the vehicles will be used for humanitarian and medical purposes during Ukraine’s conflict with Russia. They will help to safely evacuate and transport the injured, including children, women, and the elderly. Additionally, they will facilitate the crucial delivery of medical personnel and aid to areas in urgent need.

The most wanted vehicles are 4x4s, pickup trucks, vans, mini-buses, cars, and motorcycles. People who donate their vehicle receive a Certificate of Donation to provide to Transport for London for a scrappage payment.

‘Valued and valuable’

Last August, the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, expanded the London ultra-low emission area to include the whole of the capital, making it the world’s largest pollution charging area. Since then, people driving in that zone in a vehicle that does not meet minimum emissions standards must pay a £12.50 daily fee.

To be legally sent to Ukraine, each vehicle must serve humanitarian purposes, provide medical aid, or evacuate people to areas where medical assistance is available. “Vehicles that would have gone to scrap are saving lives now in Ukraine, and we know that every one of them is valued and valuable,” a BUAID spokesperson said.

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