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Do I need to get a new van to comply with Euro6?

I am trying to understand the whole discussion about ULEZ and Euro 6. I currently drive an LDV 400 Convoy TD with side windows and three seats. Now I understand that whether I like it or not I must replace my van. I am disabled and need a similar van to continue to enjoy as much independence as I can. I am desperately looking around for a second hand Ford Transit 350 with side windows and three seats. I have considered looking at minibuses and removing all the passenger rear seats.

I only drive 3000 miles a year. Should I ditch the purchasing of a diesel van and not worry about a Euro6 and go for a petrol one instead? Based on my annual mileage would a petrol Ford Transit 350 be 'as economical to run' as an equivalent diesel?

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The first thing I would point out is that you don't necessarily have to get rid of your van. You can still use it in London but will have to pay a daily fee to do so. If you don't use your van every day - and can afford the £12.50 charge - you might be better sticking with what you've got rather than paying thousands for a new one. Otherwise you'll need to swap it for something with a petrol engine as your annual mileage is not enough for a modern diesel.

You could consider a petrol, window version of the Berlingo (it has three seats in the front): vans.honestjohn.co.uk/van-reviews/citroen/berlingo.../

Or its sister van, the petrol Peugeot Partner: vans.honestjohn.co.uk/van-reviews/peugeot/partner-.../
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