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LEZ Funding Assistance

Glasgow's LEZ is being phased in to give everyone the chance to prepare:

  • Phase 1 (buses only) was introduced on 31 December 2018
  • Phase 2 (all vehicles) will be enforced from 1 June 2023

Enforcement for zone residents will start on 1 June 2024. The vehicle must be registered to a residential address within the LEZ zone area to qualify for this grace period.

Funding Support

Practical, targeted assistance from the Scottish Government to help prepare for the introduction of Low Emission Zones in Scotland has included funding for households, micro-businesses, and a separate retrofit fund including support for taxi drivers. 

pdf icon Energy Saving Trust - Taxi Retrofit Funding leaflet (Nov 2022) [355kb]

Funding is again available in 2022, with further information available on the Energy Saving Trust website.

You may also be interested in options to purchase an e-bike or electric vehicle:


Bus/Coach Operators - Scottish Bus Emissions Abatement Retrofit Fund:

The Bus Emission Abatement Retrofit (BEAR) fund supports bus and coach operators with grant funding towards the costs of repower or exhaust retrofitting to reduce emissions and improve air quality.

BEAR Phases 1 - 4 awarded a total of £18.6 million for retrofitting of 1,143 buses and coaches to Euro VI standard in Scottish Air Quality Management Areas from 2018 to 2022.

A further £5 million was made available in BEAR Phase 5 for 2022/23 to licensed bus and coach operators, local authorities and community transport operators. This most recent funding phase closed for applications on 28 July 2022.

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