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.
Due to high ozone levels, France issued advance warnings in several areas of the country yesterday.
Many Europeans are driving older and older cars, at the expense of the environment. The EU Commission does not like this at all and announces Euronorm 7 as the standard for 2021.
Since the beginning of 2020, the Berlin police have registered a total of 219 violations of the existing ban on diesel driving (older diesel vehicles up to exhaust emission standard EURO 5).
Already in October last year, the European Court of Justice had condemned France for violating the nitrogen oxide limits, but without imposing fines.
The organisation Deutsche Umwelthilfe (DUH) has drawn up a positive mid-term balance sheet but at the same time is not resting on its laurels.
In 2019, a total of 25 German cities exceeded the EU limit for nitrogen oxide. For the ADAC, however, the matter is clear: there should be no further driving bans.
In the famous district of Berlin, the first climatic street of the neighbourhood is being built to the great delight of the residents.
Nearly all board computers of commercial electric cars give nice values when displaying the power consumption - sometimes up to a quarter less!
Although judicially decided and ordered, the port city tries everything to prevent driving bans.
The pace is getting harder. More and more often the discussion about driving bans for too loud motorcycles gets out of control - demonstrations, threats, riots. What comes next?