The NHS has spent nearly £65 million to ensure hundreds of ambulances align with London Mayor Sadiq Khan’s Ulez scheme. The Mail has the story.
Under Ulez, drivers must pay £12.50 a day to drive in the capital if their vehicle fails to meet emissions standards.
It was expanded to cover the whole of Greater London in August.
Freedom of Information requests sent to NHS ambulance services in the South of England reveal the agreements made with Transport for London that exempt them from the expanded Ulez for a short period while their fleet is made compliant.
Each vehicle costs £140,000 to replace. The South East Coast Ambulance Service has until October 2025 to replace 279 vehicles.