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Businesses in and around Birmingham are being warned that the city’s Clean Air Zone comes into effect on June 1, 2021. Birmingham Clean Air Zone launches

Businesses in and around Birmingham are being warned that the city’s Clean Air Zone comes into effect on June 1, 2021.

The Class D zone means that all vans must meet Euro 6 for diesel engines or Euro 4 for petrol to avoid a charge. Heavy goods vehicles and coaches must meet the Euro 6 standard. Tyre supplier ATS Euromaster said that van users should consider replacing older vehicles to save money.

“Birmingham’s clean air zones mean companies with high polluting vehicles will be charged to enter these areas, but fleets can both avoid these payments and improve our surroundings,” said Mark Holland, operations director at ATS Euromaster.

“We’re one of the many businesses based in Birmingham, so we’re fully aware of the potential financial impact the CAZ may have. But we also know the positive effect it will have on our staff’s wellbeing, as well as ensuring the quality of the air Birmingham residents breathe is greatly improved.”