‘Dunkirk spirit’: convoy of Ulez scrappage scheme autos arrives in Ukraine from London | EUROtoday

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A convoy of 20 autos donated to Ukraine by way of London’s Ulez scrappage scheme arrived.

More than 100 autos have been donated to the war-torn nation by way of the Ulez programme because it started from 15 March – with round half being taken to the jap European nation.

British-Ukrainian Aid (BUAID), which is working the scheme with Transport for London (TfL), stated the autos might be used for humanitarian and medical functions throughout Ukraine’s battle with Russia. BUAID stated an extra 13 autos are en path to Ukraine.

The Ulez space was expanded by Mayor of London Sadiq Khan to incorporate the entire of the capital in August final 12 months, making it the world’s largest pollution-charging space.

People who drive within the zone in a automobile that doesn’t meet minimal emissions requirements are required to pay a £12.50 day by day charge.

A £160 million scheme run by TfL allows residents, small companies, sole merchants and charities scrapping non-compliant automobiles to say grants.

More than 100 autos have been donated underneath the scheme (Nick Turpin/TFL/PA Wire)

For a scrapped automobile to be despatched to Ukraine by way of the programme, it should serve a perform comparable to helping with medical help or evacuating folks from harmful areas.

A BUAID spokesperson stated: “We remain enormously grateful for the support given to us by the Mayors of London and Kyiv, and by our many partners, supporters and donors.

“Vehicles that would have gone to scrap are saving lives in Ukraine, and we know that every one of them is valued and valuable.

“It is great to see people showing the Dunkirk spirit that Churchill talked about in World War Two, making transport available to those under threat from a ruthless enemy.”

TfL’s head of transport technique and planning Lucy Hayward-Speight stated: “The scrappage scheme has provided support for people to make the green transition alongside the London-wide Ulez being introduced.

“As well as helping to clean up the capital’s toxic air, Londoners are also demonstrating their concern for others by choosing to provide vital aid for those in the most unimaginable circumstances in Ukraine.

“We would encourage anyone eligible to donate their vehicle if they can.”