Name of the environmental zone: Environmental Zone Sevilla LEZ - Spain
Date of entry into effect of the zone: 23-10-2018
Type of environmental zone: LEZ environmental zone, depending on weather conditions, where driving bans and traffic restrictions are activated following the announcement of an early warning stage.
Not allowed to drive (temporarily): If the city council officially declares an air pollution phase, then depending on the stage of an air pollution protocol, a speed limit and its driveways can be determined first. In further prohibition stages, only vehicles that have a Distintivo Ambiental may enter the environmental zone.
Not allowed to drive (permanently): Information currently unavailable
Fines: 90 €
Area/extension of the environmental zone: The environmental zone consists of the following 6 areas: Zona Oeste, Zona Sur, Zona Norte, Zona Centro, Zona Este, Zone Centro Este.
Contact of the environmental zone and exceptions: Information currently unavailable
Exemptions: Information currently unavailable
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The Federal Administrative Court in Leipzig ruled in the last week of May on air quality rulings against the cities of Hamburg, Ludwigsburg and Kiel. Further diesel driving bans are not ruled out.
More and more environmental zones are coming into force in France this year. But existing zones are also being continuously expanded. Since the beginning of the month, there have been innovations in Paris and Nancy.
After the historic ruling of the European Court of Justice, Germany must now quickly do something about excessive air pollution. For years, the state had not taken European law seriously and endangered its citizens. Diesel driving bans could be an option.
There are different environmental zones in France. Some of the zones are permanently active, while others are only temporary. The latter are also called weather-related air protection zones, whereby the word "weather" does not refer to a specific weather condition such as sunshine or rain, but to the air quality, which often goes hand in hand with the weather.
Since Berlin's Friedrichstraße was closed to car traffic, the air quality in the street and the surrounding area has improved significantly. German Environmental Aid is therefore calling for more car-free zones in other cities and areas as well. However, the reason for the improvement could also be the pandemic.
Company cars in Germany still run on diesel and petrol far too often, putting the brakes on climate policy. A full 87% of new company cars have a combustion engine. The fleet urgently needs to be redesigned to save CO2.
Cheap, fast and easy. That's how Germans like their mobility. Many don't care whether it is also good for the climate. So although many citizens are calling for more climate protection, they don't want to start with their own cars.
Eco-lanes and free parking in city centres: Bavaria's cities are to become more attractive for e-cars. There are to be no car-free zones, strict environmental zones or a speed limit on Bavaria's motorways, although this could have a lot of effect.
Even the newest vehicles and those with electric drives need a green environmental sticker in Germany. We are often asked why this is the case. E-cars registered in Germany have the letter "E" at the end of the number plate and are thus directly recognisable as electric vehicles. Isn't that enough? The answer: unfortunately, no!