After the programme was extended to include all of London, Sadiq Khan’s Transport for London was able to collect more over £8.8 million in Ulez fines in just six weeks.
Over 97,786 fines were issued throughout that time.
If a driver is seen operating a non-Ulez vehicle without paying the £12.50 daily fee, they will be fined £180.
In just six weeks, from September 26, a month after the plan was enlarged, to November 6, 2023, the total amount earned from the fines may range from £8.8 million to £17.6 million. This lowers to £90 if paid within 14 days.
London Mayoral Candidate for the Conservative Party, Susan Hall claimed that the expansion of the scheme is “nothing but a cash grab”
She said: “Sadiq Khan’s ULEZ expansion is nothing but a cash grab, ripping off Londoners and hitting the poorest hardest.
“He should be ashamed of the damage he has done to families, small businesses and charities with this disastrous policy.
“I will scrap it on day one, no ifs no buts, and put an end to this eight years of failure under Sadiq Khan.”
The scheme was expanded to cover the whole of outer London on 29 August 2023.
The Mayor argues that the expansion is necessary to ensure that Londoner breathe clean air, previously saying: “Just like drinking clean water is a right, breathing clean air is a right.”