Since 2011 – The Danish EcoSticker
In Denmark, there are currently 4 environmental zones in the country’s major cities. Traffic restrictions currently apply to buses and trucks with EURO 0-3 standards. They also apply to camping vehicles registered as heavy goods vehicles. Light vehicles (mopeds, motorcycles, quads, etc.) and passenger cars are not subject to traffic restrictions. From 2020 onwards, Danish zones could be extended or further restrictions to EURO standards could be imposed.
The Danish EcoSticker is available in green and red. EURO 4 vehicles obtain the green EcoSticker, while the red EcoSticker is intended for vehicles with EURO 0-3 standards, which can at the same time obtain an exemption. As there is constant discussion in Denmark about the creation of new environmental zones and the obligation to include vans and cars, it is possible for frequent visitors as well as holidaymakers and campers to obtain the environmental badge voluntarily. Unlike a road toll vignette, the EcoSticker only needs to be purchased once. It is valid as long as the vehicle's license plate remains the same.
The environmental zones in Denmark are strictly controlled by the police. A fine of DKK 20,000 applies in case of an infringement, equivalent to 2,700 euros. In the event of a repeat offence, the vehicle is confiscated and a prison sentence will be imposed.
Zoomable maps of all environmental zones with their boundaries as well as detailed information on the different vehicle types, EURO classes, weekdays, times, special rules and exceptions are available on www.EcoSticker.dk or www.Green-Zones-App.eu