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Introduction
Mechelen will implemented a Low Emission Zone in latest summer 2018.
The details aren't clear, yet. But Mechelen's LEZ will be based on the LEZ Antwerpen and on the Flemish framework.

Dates and details
not decided yet

Vehicles affected
not decided yet

Costs
not decided yet

Type of restriction
LEZ

Alternative transport
Mechelen public transport

Scheme Boundary
not decided yet

Road Sign
Belgium Antwerp LEZ road sign end Belgium Antwerp LEZ road sign start

Need to Register?
not decided yet.
Likely to be similar to the other Belgian LEZs, that the vehicle needs to be on the Belgian national vehicle database. Therefore it is likely that:
Belgian vehicles: No
Foreign vehicles and perhaps certain other vehicles : Yes.
No further details available yet for Gent. We will put any further details here when they are available.

Foreign vehicles affected?
Yes, are affected.

Retrofitting allowed?
Yes.

Retrofit Details
Euro 3 diesel vehicles with a particulate filter can enter until 2019 (after registering).
More information on particle filters
Some Flemish vehicles can get financial support for fitting diesel particulate filters.


Hours of operation
Permanent.

Enforcement
Cameras

Penalty

In 2017 the penalty will be in 125€.

As of 1 February 2018 the penalty will be higher for repeated infringements:

  • for the first time it will be 150€
  • the second time it will be 250€
  • further offences within 12 months will be 350€


National Scheme
There is a flemish scheme that cities can use to implement a LEZ.

Petrol/CNG

Diesel

Dates

Euro1/I

Euro 4/IV or Euro 3/III+DPF

Until 31.12.2019

Euro2/II

Euro5/V

from 1.1.2020 to 31.12.2024

Euro3/III

Euro6/VI

from 1.1.2025 to 31.08.2027

Euro3/III

Euro 6d-temp/VI

from 1.9.2027 on

Euro4/IV

Euro 6d/VI

from 1.1.2028 on

 

 



Exemptions
not decided yet

Local name for the scheme
Lage-emissiezone

Further Information
Vlaanderen website
Decree of the Flemish Government on low-emission zones

City website
Mechelen city website
More information on low emission zones in Flanders
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