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Check if you'll be charged to drive in Bath's Clean Air Zone

Most private cars and motorbikes (excluding taxis and private hire vehicles) are not charged for driving in Bath's Clean Air Zone, regardless of their emissions (even if they're used for work).

All other vehicles will need to pay a charge unless they meet Bath's Clean Air Zone emission standards.

See Bath's Clean Air Zone emission standards

Compliant vehicles (no charge)

Vehicles that are electric, low emission or conform to more recent Euro standards should emit less pollution than older vehicles, and can therefore travel without charge in Bath Clean Air Zone. The following classes of vehicles are all compliant:

  • Euro 6/VI diesel vehicles (or newer)
  • Euro 4/IV petrol vehicles (or newer)
  • Fully electric vehicles and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles
  • All hybrid vehicles
  • Modified or retrofitted vehicles registered with the Energy Saving Trust’s Clean Vehicle Retrofit Accreditation Scheme (CVRAS)  

Non-compliant vehicles (charges apply)

We call vehicles that fail to meet Bath’s emission standards 'non-compliant'. These vehicles, including non-UK vehicles, will be charged if driving in Bath's Clean Air Zone, unless the vehicle is a private car or motorbike which are not charged in a class C clean air zone.

The following classes of vehicles are non-compliant:

  • Pre Euro 6/VI diesel vehicles (this means Euro 1 to 5/IV or earlier)
  • Pre Euro 4/IV petrol vehicles (this means Euro 1 to 3 or earlier)

Some vehicles are exempt from paying the charge, and some can claim a discount.

See if you can get an exemption or discount

Check your vehicle online

The GOV.UK vehicle checker service will tell you whether you will have to pay a daily charge to drive your vehicle in any clean air zone in England. 

You might need to pay, if your vehicle does not meet emissions standards.

Start now

Before you start

You’ll need the number plate (registration number) of the vehicle you want to drive.

This service cannot check vehicles that are registered outside the UK.

For questions about the vehicle checker’s result, its Euro standard or compliance, contact the Central Clean Air Zone Support Service using the GOV.UK contact form or call 0300 029 8888 (Monday to Friday, 8am to 4.30pm).