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Introduction
The Brussels-Capital Region will implement a Low Emission Zone 1st January 2018.

Dates and details

2018:
diesel: Euro 2

2019:
diesel: Euro 3

2020:
petrol: Euro 2
diesel: Euro 4

2022:
diesel: Euro 5

2025:
petrol: Euro 3
diesel: Euro 6

If no Euro standard is given on your vehicle papers then date of first registration will be used to identify the emissions standard.



Vehicles affected
Cars, vans <3.5t, busses and tour busses

Costs
not decided yet

Alternative transport
Brussels public transport

Scheme Boundary
The LEZ includes the entire Brussels-Capital Region.
Belgium Brussels map
key:
the green shaded area is the entire LEZ
the red line is the excluded motorway ring

Road Sign
not decided yet

Need to Register?
Belgian vehicles: No
Foreign vehicles and perhaps certain other vehicles (eg some retrofits): Yes.
Further information will appear here as soon as available.

Foreign vehicles affected?
Yes, are affected.

Retrofitting allowed?
Yes.

Retrofit Details
More information on particle filters

Hours of operation
permanent

Enforcement
camera enforced

Penalty
not decided yet

National Scheme
Not yet

Exemptions
The following vehicles are exempted from the LEZ:
- motorbikes
- lorries > 3.5t delivering goods
- agricultural and forestry tractors
- electric vehicles
- hybrid vehicles
- plug-in hybrids
- hydrogen
- emergency vehicles
- exceptional traffic
- army vehicles
- historic vehicles
- vehicles of handicapped people with the proper parking card
- school busses

Local name for the scheme
Lage-emissiezone

Further Information
More information on low emission zones

City website
Brussels city website
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