Bristol City Council has agreed a £42m package of support with the government. The support scheme is designed to significantly reduce the final cost of either replacing or adapting vehicles that don’t meet the zone’s emission standards.
For many individuals or businesses, upgrading to a vehicle that meets the zone’s emission standards could be a cost-effective alternative to paying the charge over the longer term. Financial support will be a grant or a contribution to interest on a loan. Maximum grants are £1,500 for cars and £4,500 for vans.
Eligible residents and businesses will be able to apply for the maximum grant or the maximum loan. The council will pay the interest on all loans. Priority will be given to individuals, sole traders, charities and small businesses located in the Bristol City Council area and neighbouring areas, or with premises in the Clean Air Zone.