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Other environmental badges in Europe decided!

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The central portal for all European environmental zones

Legal entry restrictions and the introduction of new environmental badges are on the increase in Europe

Due to ever-higher particulate matter and nitrogen oxide pollution in the cities and local communities, regional entry restrictions and environmental zones increasingly dominate the European traffic.
The EU Air Quality Directive 2008/50/EG, which has been in effect since 11/06/2008 is the basis for the aversion of health threats caused by particulate matter and nitrogen dioxide.
This directive has resulted in national rules and regulations, which are then implemented either regionally or nationally in the countries of the EU, or are applied in the cities and communities by complex national or local special regulations or exemptions.

Green-Zones shows therefore to commercial and tourist traffic on the European Roads, which environmental zones exist in which countries and which regional arrangements and exceptions are valid and which environmental badges and stickers are required for entry. These badges can also be purchased with us, as to avoid the sometimes very high fines for the unauthorized entering of the environmental zones.

The Green-Zones App for tourists and car drivers
Tourists and car drivers use the free Green-Zones App for the environmental zones in Europe. The mere purchase of an environmental badge or vignette in Europe, in itself, is often not enough.
In many cases, what matters is the knowledge about which class of which badge or vignette can drive, currently, through which type of environmental zone.

The Green-Zones Fleet-App for buses and trucks
Diesel driving bans and environmental zones are a new risk for fleets. The challenges faced by commercial and logistics traffic, as well as by tourist bus traffic and public transport in Europe are increasing. As a consequence, some types of environmental zones make it almost unpredicatable as to whether and when the destinations of a journey will be reached. Order the Fleet-App here.

Local disputes lead to a complex patchwork of rules. The Green-Zones portal has determined which European environmental zones have the most unusual shapes and outlines. They either could remind you of other shapes or are the product of the fantasy from a fairy tale ...
Lyon ranks far ahead of Madrid and Wiesbaden in Germany. The Green-Zones portal has determined in which European environmental zones the highest levels of nitrogen oxides (NOx), harmful to humans and the environment, occurred in 2019 ...
German diesel mini zones fit into a football field.The Green-Zones portal has determined the dimensions of the smallest environmental zones in Europe, measured by their length and width ...
German zones with the highest ozone levels. The Green-Zones portal has determined in which European environmental zones the highest values were reached in the summer of 2019 with the potentially carcinogenic toxic gas ozone ...
France lies far ahead because of its beautiful destinations. The Green-Zones portal has identified the European environmental zones which are also worth a visit because of their cultural monuments, their historical sites or simply as an insider tip ...
The fight against particulate pollution and other pollutants was already announced in 1995. The Green-Zones portal has determined when the first environmental zones were established in European cities in order to reduce particulate pollution ...
Driving without a valid badge costs up to 2,700 euros - The Green-Zones portal has identified the European environmental zones in which infringements are most severely punished. This can extremely reduce the budget, especially during the holiday season ...
An Austrian zone with 20,000 km² lies just ahead of France. The Green-Zones portal has determined the extent of the largest European environmental zones, measured by their height and width in north-south and east-west direction ...
From July 1, 2016, so-called ZCR and ZPA environmental zones have been introduced in cities and municipalities across France. These measures are based on the Décret Crit’Air of June 29, 2016, and on the traffic law ...
The Crit'Air Vignette having been introduced in France since 1st July 2016 is broken down into 6 different categories/colours. The Crit'Air is stands for all vehicle types in all French environmental zones. Old vehicles of all kinds cannot obtain the Vignette and have no permission to drive during the day ...
The first environmental zones in Germany have been introduced on the 01.03.2007 in order to reduce the pollution through fine particle in cities and municipalities. From the year 2018, permanent and temporary diesel restrictions zones will be probably introduced in order to reduce the increasing pollution through nitrogen oxide  ...
Grüne Plakette B MK 5653 (Guilloche)
The Environmental Badge was introduced on 01/01/2008 in Germany. The Environmental Badge, also known as the fine particulates badge, is required for EURO 4 vehicles that intend to enter one of the German environmental zones. The Environmental Badge is obligatory for all multi-axle vehicles in Germany ...
The prescriptions regulating the circulation in the Austrian environmental zones are also applicable on the European traffic since 01.01.2015.  Environmental zones are now regulated in the IG-L emission protection law for the air dated 30.09.1997 and in a regulation dated 06.04.2012 and concern 6 Austrian federal states over 9 ...
The Environmental Pickerl / Badge, which was introduced on 01/01/2015 in Austria, is supplied in 6 different categories / colours. The Environmental Pickerl / Badge is required for all vehicles in all Austrian environmental zones. Currently it’s only mandatory for N-class lorries. For passenger vehicles the environmental badge is still voluntary ...
Since 2017, more and more environmental zones set up in Belgian cities. Before entering a zone, called LEZ (Low Emission Zone) in Belgium, each vehicle must be registered and, in case of an old EURO emission standard, an environmental ticket must be purchased ...
The registration certificate (REG-Certificate) for European environmental zones developed by Green-Zones is a confirmation for the buyer that Green-Zones has carried out the legally required registration of his vehicle for an environmental zone in Belgium ...
The Danish environmental zones are effective for European Lorries and busses since 1st of November 2011. Environmental zones have been introduced in the four larger cities of the country by an air protection law dated 14th of December 2006 and by a regulation dated 24th of June 2011 ...
The environmental badge EcoSticker, which was introduced on 01/11/2011 in Denmark, is assigned to buses and trucks provided they meet the EURO 4 standard. The environmental badge EcoSticker is required when vehicles over 3,5 t want to enter the various Danish environmental zones and want to avoid the very high fines of 2,700 euros ...
In Spain, environmental zones were installed in large cities, where only certain vehicles are allowed to enter in case of bad weather conditions and high pollution levels. In both, low emission zone and zero emission zone (including parking spaces), electric and hybrid vehicles are strongly advantaged ...
The Distintivo-Ambiental, introduced in Spain in 2017, is divided into 4 different categories. The environmental badge applies to all vehicle types in all Spanish environmental zones. Older vehicles do not receive a badge and can be subject to driving bans when air pollution is high ...
The environmental zones Prague 1 and 2 (red/blue zone) were introduced in 1999/2006 and cover almost the entire city centre of Prague. There is a general driving ban for EURO 0-3 buses and trucks. EURO 4-6 buses and trucks are only allowed to enter the zones with a previous registration (4 weeks in advance!) ...
The registration certificate (REG-Certificate) for European environmental zones developed by Green-Zones is a confirmation for the buyer that Green-Zones has carried out the legally required registration of his vehicle for an environmental zone in Czechia ...
There are 15 environmental zones in the Netherlands. The zones, which are mainly situated in the southern part of the country, have been established between 2007 and 2019. In addition to the greater Amsterdam area, the port of Rotterdam, which requires prior registration in order to avoid heavy fines, deserves special mention (high fine) ...
The registration certificate (REG-Certificate) for European environmental zones developed by Green-Zones is a confirmation for the buyer that Green-Zones has carried out the legally required registration of his vehicle for an environmental zone in the Netherlands ...
There are 8 environmental zones in Great Britain that have been established between 2008 and 2019. Three of the zones alone regulate access for many vehicle types in London. Before accessing the zones, complex registrations are required in order to avoid sometimes very high fines which apply, for example, in the Ultra Low Emission Zone  ...
The registration certificate (REG-Certificate) for European environmental zones developed by Green-Zones is a confirmation for the buyer that Green-Zones has carried out the legally required registration of his vehicle for an environmental zone in Great Britain ...
There are 8 environmental zones in Sweden. The zones, which are mainly situated in the southern part of the country, have been established between 1995 and 2019. These will be extended in the future. The environmental zones in Sweden are valid 24 hours a day, 7 days a week ...
In Finland, the only environmental zone is situated in the capital city of Helsinki. The zone, which is valid 24 hours a day and 7 days a week, came into force on 01.05.2010 and covers the city centre from Helsinki to the south of Hakamäentie. Driving bans apply, among others, to trucks longer than 12m ...

The environmental zones in Europe and the Green-Zones app

The challenges faced by commercial and logistics traffic, as well as by tourist bus traffic and private traffic in Europe are increasing. When, where and how will new environmental zones be introduced in European cities? And what norms must be taken into account when driving through them?
The mere purchase of an environmental badge or vignette in Europe, in itself, is often not enough. In many cases, what matters is the knowledge about which class of which badge or vignette can drive, currently, through which type of environmental zone, and during which days and times what types of vehicles must take driving bans into account in order not to receive significant fines.
For this reason, Green-Zones provides information about environmental zones and the necessary badges to drive through them by means of its different Internet portals, with more than 40 pages in nearly 20 languages.

All services to which Green-Zones clients have access by means of the purchase of an environmental badge can be found here: Info Flyer 1,5 MB. Detailed information and conditions of use for the Green-Zones app for European environmental zones can be found here.

Blue NOx Badge N OX 2017 (Guilloche)
In April 2016 it was decided to introduce a Blue NOx Badge in Germany. This nitrogen oxide badge would, in conjunction with the establishment of blue environmental zones, reduced the NOx values in the cities. On the 7th October 2016, the German politicians suspended for now the introduction of the German Blue NOx Badge to look for alternatives  ...
The E-Badge was introduced on 01/10/2015 in Germany. The E-Badge provides benefits for parking and the use of the bus lanes. The E-Badge is only issued for electric vehicles that are registered outside of Germany, so these vehicles are then made equivalent to the electric vehicles registered in Germany that are equipped with an E-Plate ...
All the Badges in Use in Europe
You will find here an overview of the different badge types that are issued by national authorities regarding fine dust, Nitrogen oxides, CO2, Electro mobility and additional environmental matters. You can obtain here the required badges for each country in Europe ...
Tourists and car drivers use the free Green-Zones App for the environmental zones in Europe. The mere purchase of an environmental badge or vignette in Europe, in itself, is often not enough. In many cases, what matters is the knowledge about which class of which badge or vignette can drive, currently, through which type of environmental zone ...
Diesel driving bans and environmental zones are a new risk for fleets. The challenges faced by commercial and logistics traffic, as well as by tourist bus traffic and public transport in Europe are increasing. As a consequence, some types of environmental zones make it almost unpredicatable as to whether and when the destinations of a journey will be reached ...
Air pollution
Particulates and nitrous oxides, especially from diesel-fuelled vehicles, are the reason why increasingly more environmental zones and stickers are established in Europe. For those who want to know how and where nitrogen oxides act, who is responsible for this and how this damages our health, can here obtain detailed information ...
Green-Zones provides on more as 40 European websites in more than 20 languages information on the subject of fine particulates / nitrogen oxides, environment and CO2, on the increasing restrictions of movement in the European countries through the establishment of environmental zones ...
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