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Old 09-05-16, 15:34
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You are not going to be able to make it a compliant minibus, so motor home is really your only route.

I think maybe in 2018 things will change yet again and it will not matter what it is, it just won't be compliant (so I have been told ..... but things change). And if they introduce the ULEZ ................. the same will apply, but over a smaller area
There is a key bit of terminology with the LEZ which is worth keeping in mind ...

You can have a COMPLIANT vehicle, and a NON-COMPLIANT vehicle, but the 3rd option is "NOT SUBJECT TO LEZ"
If you reregister your non-compliant panel van to a Motor Caravan and it is under 2.5t, then it does not make it complaint, it makes it exempt from LEZ, same as all Motor Cars are.

If you want to drive within the CC zone as well as the LEZ then a 9 seater Caravelle should be the best option, as a vehicle with 9 seats or more can be exempt from CC charges if you register it with TfL (10/annum charge).
I know it is a newer vehicle then the OP has, but my Shuttle is "Not Subject to LEZ" (note, not Compliant) and is currently exempt from CC fees.
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Old 09-05-16, 16:50
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Default Re: LEZ Compliance HELP

I had my 2000 T4 Trident weighed and replated at just under 2.5 and all's now good with it in LEZ.

Congestion charge a different matter, just avoid it or pay daily (60 fine if you don't) or you can register for automatic payments if you do happen to enter it.
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Old 10-05-16, 07:26
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Have a read here:-
Ultra LEZ https://tfl.gov.uk/modes/driving/ult...-emission-zone

LEZ https://tfl.gov.uk/modes/driving/low-emission-zone

LEZ Vehicle Types https://tfl.gov.uk/modes/driving/low...ed?intcmp=2266 Note different rules apply to vehicles first registered before 1st Jan 2002, and some rules are waiting for date related triggers to bring them into effect.

LEZ approach on LGV, Vans, Minibuses and 4x4 plus Case Studies) https://tfl.gov.uk/modes/driving/low...buses-and-4x4s

You will also see how Land-Rovers get very special treatment (or is it favoritism )

I have an original build Caravelle, I spent quite a while trying to get it correctly exempted. Originally there was no support to handle exceptions unless it was a lorry. When the LEZ became active the wider impact was felt and action taken.
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Old 10-05-16, 07:53
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There is a key bit of terminology with the LEZ which is worth keeping in mind ...

You can have a COMPLIANT vehicle, and a NON-COMPLIANT vehicle, but the 3rd option is "NOT SUBJECT TO LEZ"
If you reregister your non-compliant panel van to a Motor Caravan and it is under 2.5t, then it does not make it complaint, it makes it exempt from LEZ, same as all Motor Cars are.

If you want to drive within the CC zone as well as the LEZ then a 9 seater Caravelle should be the best option, as a vehicle with 9 seats or more can be exempt from CC charges if you register it with TfL (10/annum charge).
I know it is a newer vehicle then the OP has, but my Shuttle is "Not Subject to LEZ" (note, not Compliant) and is currently exempt from CC fees.
Did the small print thing years ago as I live right on the edge of it ............... compliant, exempt whatever it will change agin.

It's all about what to do to be allowed in at the present time, not what badge you are wearing They are all listed on the 'compliance checker'.

The not subject to only states the following anyway "According to our records this vehicle is not subject to the Low Emission Zone and is not required to meet the Low Emission Zone standards this time"
Next time it will probably fail miserably

We most of us are only on borrowed time ........... take Germany as an example
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