Low emission zone Aarhus

Important!

Aarhus has an environmental zone: Aarhurs

Name of the environmental zone: Environmental zone Aarhus - Denmark

Date of entry into effect of the zone: 01-09-2010

Type of environmental zone: Permanent, 24 hours a day

Not allowed to drive (temporarily): Information currently unavailable

Not allowed to drive (permanently): The following vehicles are affected by the Danish environmental zones and require registration when entering:

Diesel vehicles: minibus (M2), coach (M3), van (N1), truck (N2), heavy truck (N3)

Small vans under 3.5 t must have at least an initial registration from 01.01.2007 (Euro 4).

Buses and trucks must have at least an initial registration from October 1st, 2009 (Euro 5).

Every vehicle from the above The date is automatically registered and the comparison is made with the vehicle central register in the respective country.

If a small van is approved before 2007 or a bus / truck before October 2009 and has a corresponding fine dust particle filter (PM), the registration must be carried out manually.

Fines: 1,700 €

Area/extension of the environmental zone: This environmental zone is located in the Aarhus valley of the Kattegat, which lies at the east of the city and the environmental zone. The environmental zone is thus essentially defined by the Ring Street 1 from the south, west and north. Traffic to Denmark's largest container terminal on federal road 1 is exempt from registration.

Contact of the environmental zone and exceptions: Information currently unavailable

Exemptions: Information currently unavailable

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