Do I need stickers or registrations?
How do I recognize the low emission zone?
Are there other low emission zones in Germany?
Yes, a lot of them. With over 80 different environmental zones, Germany has one of the most in Europe.
In our Green Zones App we have gathered together all the low emission zones in Europe and presented them clearly.
Is there a sticker for electric cars?
What advantages do I have with an E-sticker?
The E-sticker gives you various advantages. Depending on the municipality, there are various advantages, such as the use of bus lanes, free parking on the road and at electricity charging points, as well as the possible use of otherwise closed roads.
Do I need a green environmental sticker despite the E-sticker?
Yes, every car, no matter whether it is being driven on with petrol, diesel or electricity, requires a green environmental sticker according to the law. The E-sticker also entitles you to additional advantages over non-electric vehicles. The 35th BImSchV does not provide a separate paragraph for electric vehicles, which regulates them as an exception. Therefore: If an electric vehicle drives into a green environmental zone without a green sticker, a fine of 80 € + approx. 25 € handling fee must be expected.
Good to know...
All current driving bans and further information are available in our Green-Zones App.
France is threatened with a fine in the millions for excessive air pollution.
E-fuels could revolutionize commercial diesel and gasoline engines. However, experts warn against turning away from battery-powered engines too quickly.
For weeks, Vienna has been discussing a car-free inner city - next Wednesday the matter will finally be discussed in detail.
After an electronically operated small aircraft in Switzerland received its starter licence at the beginning of this week, the city of Winterthur is now adding to this with its concept for several car-free Sundays.
The nature conservation organisation NABU is sounding the alarm in Hamburg. Shipping traffic is one of the biggest sources of nitrogen oxide and must be more closely controlled.
The EU Commission wants to introduce the Euro 7 as standard by 2021.
In several German cities, motorcyclists demonstrated at the weekend against the new noise protection zones, among other things.
The city-wide driving ban for Euro 5 in Stuttgart is legal.
Anyone who hires out their own vehicle, which does not have an environmental sticker, is liable for any violation of entry restrictions to an environmental zone.
Before the Higher Administrative Court in Lüneburg, an agreement between the Deutsche Umwelthilfe (DUH) and the cities of Hanover and Osnabrück is emerging.