Customers due to be affected by the charge through operating light commercial vehicles registered before 1 January 2002 can now get up to £6000 off the basic price of the brands vans, conversions and minibus ranges.

To avoid paying the £100 daily charge or £500 penalty for non-compliance, Renault is encouraging operators to dispose of their old vans and get up to £2300 off a Kangoo Compact, £2900 off a Kangoo Van, £2700 off a Kangoo Van Maxi, £4000 off a Trafic ad £6000 off a Master.

Savings of £4600 and £3600 respectively are also available on Trafic Passenger and Master Passenger minibuses.

The offer runs until 31 March 2012.

Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London, who delayed extending the LEZ in 2009, said, “I want to make the air cleaner and greener in this great city with the minimum of financial impact for those who need to upgrade their vehicles. I've already given extra breathing space during the depths of the recession before these standards are introduced and I am pleased that a number of manufacturers are now offering new discounts to aid us in our efforts.