Name of the environmental zone: Environmental Zone Offenbach – Germany
Date of entry into effect of the zone: 01-01-2015
Type of environmental zone: Permanent
Not allowed to drive (temporarily): Information currently unavailable
Not allowed to drive (permanently): Trucks of types N1, N2 and N3 and busses of types M2 and M3 that do not fulfill Euro Norm 4 as well as cars and mobile homes <3,5 t of type M1 that do not fulfill the Euro Norm 4.
Fines: 80 euros.
Area/extension of the environmental zone: The environmental zone encompasses the urban area of Offenbach.
Special features: None.
Contact of the environmental zone and exceptions: Authority for environment, energy and climate protection: firstname.lastname@example.org; Phone: 069/8065-2557 Public order office: email@example.com; Phone: 069/8065-2302.
Exemptions: Information currently unavailable
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.
Our eastern neighbours are at the forefront when it comes to bad air. A comparison with another European country gives an idea of the full extent.
The French government is planning a massive increase in the CO2 tax for its car owners - but not everyone is affected!
Diesel driving bans are a real nightmare for both politicians and diesel owners. In Kiel they are now investing enormous sums in air filters.
Only a few days ago we reported in our daily Green-Zones Blog about the avoidable removal of the eco lane in Düsseldorf. But now, in one specific case, everything is happening much faster than expected.
Our neighbouring country Poland no longer wants to be a buyer for motor vehicles that are discarded in Germany.
Since yesterday morning, the reconstruction measures in Hamburg for a car-free Jungfernstieg in the historic city centre have begun.
According to the organisation Deutsche Umwelthilfe (DUH), the eco lanes in the capital of North Rhine-Westphalia have failed.
It was supposed to take on a pioneering role and trigger imitation effects internationally, but the project of a car-free Vienna city centre failed.
The seemingly endless grace period is over: The large-scale diesel driving bans for Euro 5 vehicles, which have been in force in Stuttgart since July, will be checked as of today.
More and more environmental zones and driving bans are being created worldwide. This is because more and more people are also dying worldwide from the consequences of air pollution. The start-up company "BiomiTech" from Mexico has a solution to this problem.