Since 2018 - Diesel traffic restriction zones/Blu Badge
In Germany, there are currently 6 diesel traffic restriction zones (blue zones) in 4 cities (update of August 2019), each with different regulations. The cities of Frankfurt am Main and Berlin will follow in 2019 and further diesel traffic restriction zones will be established in 2020. The blue badge, which is intended to identify vehicles emitting low NOx levels in traffic restriction zones that have not yet been politically implemented, controls on diesel vehicles with EURO 6 standard and lower that are not authorised to drive are carried out by the police in the form of special and ordinary traffic controls.
Diesel traffic restrictions generally affect all diesel vehicles of any category, except light vehicles (mopeds, motorcycles, quads, etc.) if they do not meet the required EURO standard. In some areas of diesel traffic restrictions, petrol vehicles may also be affected. A fine between 25 and 80 euros plus processing fees is imposed in case of an infringement.
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.blaue-plakette.de or www.Green-Zones-App.eu