Name of the environmental zone: Environmental zone of Oslo - Norway
Type of environmental zone: Zone of air protection, depending on weather conditions and activated after an early warning stage, if the pollutant values exceed, for example, > 50 µg/m³ for particulate matter. Monday - Friday 6 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Not allowed to drive (temporarily): Vehicle class: car, camper (M1), bus (M2, M3), van (N1), truck (N2, N3)
Fuel type: diesel
Euro standard :0-6 (M1,M2,M3,N1), 0-5 (N2,N3)
Not allowed to drive (permanently): Information currently unavailable
Fines: 155 €
Area/extension of the environmental zone: The zone covers the entire urban area with exception of the highways and main streets of the Ring 3, E6, E18, Trondheimsveien, Østre Aker vei, Strømsveien.
Special features: Retrofitting permitted : no
In Oslo there is a city toll in addition to the environmental zone. Depending on the type of vehicle and fuel, there are different amounts to pay. Electric vehicles also have to pay.
Contact of the environmental zone and exceptions: email@example.com
Exemptions: Information currently unavailable
Other exceptions: There are also exceptions for vehicles with an appointment for a workshop, ferry, doctor, hospital, funeral.
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