The Clean Air Charging Zone is coming to Birmingham and Leeds from 2020. In anticipation for this, Vantage Motor Group want to make sure you are prepared for the changes ahead with a vehicle that complies with the CAZ standards.

Why not contact one of our four dealerships in Birmingham and Leeds where our dedicated team are on hand to advise on your next move regarding CAZ? We have fantastic offers on battery powered, plug-in petrol and full petrol Hybrid vehicles.

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What is CAZ?

From mid-2020, Leeds and Birmingham city councils will be introducing a Clean Air Charging Zone (CAZ) to reduce air pollution and protect the health of everyone in both cities. The initiative is designed to help businesses transition to cleaner, less polluting vehicles which will benefit the people of Yorkshire and the West Midlands.

What are the daily CAZ Charges for Birmingham and Leeds?

If your vehicle does not comply to CAZ standards, the charges for using it in the areas are as follows:


  • HGV's, buses and coaches - £50 per day
  • Taxi and private hire vehicles - £12.50 per day (or £50 per week for Leeds-licensed vehicles)
  • Private cars, LGVs, vans, motorcycles and any other vehicle - no charge


  • Cars, Taxis (Hackney Carriages & Private Hire), LGVs - £8 per day
  • HGV's, buses and coaches - £50 per day
  • Motorcycles, mopeds or scooters – no charge

Penalty charges will apply if you fail to pay the daily charge.

What areas are affected by CAZ in Birmingham and Leeds?


CAZ will be the largest zone of its kind in the country for Leeds. It covers most of the area inside the city's outer ring road, running from Farsley in the west to Colton in the east and Moor Allerton in the north to Hunslet in the south. Any vehicles that enter the zone which do not comply will need to pay a daily charge.


CAZ in Birmingham will cover all the roads within the A4540 Middleway Ring Road (but not the Middleway itself) including areas such as Digbeth, Highgate, the Jewellery Quarter and Birmingham City Centre among others.