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Most countries with LEZs have similar schemes in the different cities, so the national overview can be useful.
Overview of Low Emission Zones (LEZs)
There are many Low Emission Zones (LEZs) in many European countries. Low Emission Zones are areas where access by vehicles is limited by their emissions. They are implemented to improve air quality. Poor air quality kills over 310000 people in Europe each year - more than by road accidents – with human health costs of between €427 and €790 billion per year.
This website, www.lowemissionzones.eu, gives all the information you need to know about LEZs. You can find a table of all the LEZ cities and emissions standards by country & city, by vehicle type affected with buttons or by start date, or navigate by the maps or menus to the city you want to find.
Which vehicles are affected? The following table gives an overview:
||LEZ||Emissions standard 2012
||Future Emissions standard
||Netherlands||Euro 4 (PM)||Euro 4 (1/7/13)|
|Motorway A12, Austria||Euro 2/3|
|Steiermark Province & Graz, Austria||Euro 2||Euro 3 (1/1/14)|
|Mont Blanc Tunnel, FR/IT||Euro 3|
|Heavy duty vehicles
||London, UK||Euro 4 (PM)|
fit Filter if less than Euro 4
|Sweden||8 years old / Euro 3|
|Prague, CZ||Euro 2|
||Differential parking charges||LEZ planned|
|Vehicles with 4+ wheels||Germany||Euro 2-4 (PM) & Euro 1 Petrol||Euro 3-4 (PM) & Euro 1 Petrol|
|Lisbon, Portugal||Euro 1 or Euro 2||Planned: Euro 3 all (January 2014)|
|All vehicles||Italy||Euro 1-4 / no 2-stroke motorcycles||Euro 2-4 / no 2-stroke motorcycles|
|Local buses under agreements
||Norwich, UK||Euro 3 (NOx)|
|Oxford, UK||None||Euro V (1/1/14)|
|Vans||London, UK||Euro 3(PM)|
|Germany||Euro 2-4 (PM) & Euro 1 Petrol||Euro 3-4 (PM) & Euro 1 Petrol|
|Italy||Euro 1-4 / no 2-stroke motorcycles||Euro 2-4 / no 2-stroke motorcycle|
|Under consideration in some Dutch cities
||Euro 4 from July 2013; Euro 4 with particle filter from January 2015.|
The Danish LEZ law also now allows vans to be included, which may happen in the future in Danish cities.
Do I have to register before entering? In Germany, Denmark, Sweden and Lisbon you will need to buy a sticker. Foreign vehicles are required to register with London’s LEZ (as the national database does not include their details). Entry to the Prague's LEZ is by permit, to Budapests parking by emissions-related payment. The Bolzano (Italy) LEZs require stickers and you need to pay to enter the Central Milan 'Area C'. In many cases registration is possible by Internet or post. More information on registering can be found on our 'Where do I need to register' page.
Other LEZs are enforced with cameras reading the vehicle number plates (Netherlands, London), or by police controlling the vehicle papers (Italy, Austrian A12 motorway, Mont Blanc Tunnel), or local agreements with public bus operators (Norwich, Oxford (UK)).
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