Eddie Curzon, CBI London Director, said:
“The introduction of the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ), is a really positive step in the right direction towards improving London’s air quality. Businesses across the capital are committed to doing their bit to reduce emissions by investing in the cleanest of transport technologies, with many having already taken action.
“However, smaller firms can struggle to afford the switch to low emission vehicles, and for some larger vehicles, there are simply no low emission alternatives available. To make a success of the ULEZ, it is crucial that City Hall works with firms to help them take advantage of new technologies and support them, where required, to accelerate the take up of low emission vehicles.
“From clean buses to our pioneering congestion charge, London is a world leader in climate action. Businesses want to build on this bold ambition during the Mayor of London’s Climate Action Week in July to demonstrate to cities, both across the UK and the world, that reducing emissions and improving air quality helps create places in which people want to live, work and do business.”