Name of the environmental zone: Environmental zone Uppsala - Sweden
Date of entry into effect of the zone: 15-02-2019
Type of environmental zone
Not allowed to drive (temporarily): Information currently unavailable
Not allowed to drive (permanently): Vehicle class: bus (M2, M3), truck (N2, N3)
Weight: > 3.5 t
Euro standard: 0-5
Date of first registration: > 8 years
Fines: 100 €
Area/extension of the environmental zone: The environmental zone is situated in the city centre on both sides of the railway lines.
Special features: Retrofitting permitted : no
Natural gas permitted until 31.12.2025
Contact of the environmental zone and exceptions: Uppsala kommun
753 75 Uppsala
Exemptions: Information currently unavailable
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