Name of the environmental zone: Environmental zone Groningen - Netherlands
Date of entry into effect of the zone: 15-02-2019
Type of environmental zone: Permanent, 12:00 pm to 05:00 am
Not allowed to drive (temporarily): Information currently unavailable
Not allowed to drive (permanently): Vehicle class: all motorised classes
Fuel type: all except electric
Fines: 200 €
Area/extension of the environmental zone: The driving ban applied to the city centre of Groningen. Strategically important roads are closed in such a way that neither driving nor passing through the zone is possibile.
Special features: Retrofitting permitted : no
Between 5 am and 12 pm, any vehicle may enter the zone irrespective of fuel and Euro standard.
Contact of the environmental zone and exceptions: Municipality of Groningen
P.O. Box 30026
9700 RM Groningen
Exemptions: Information currently unavailable
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