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Erfurt will have a Low Emission Zone from 1st October 2012.
Dates and Standards
* From 01.10.2012
o Diesel Euro 4(PM), 5(PM), 6(PM), Petrol Euro 1 / Green Sticker



Vehicles affected
All diesel vehicles, and petrol vehicles without a closed loop catalytic converter (Euro 1 or equivalent).
All vehicles must have a sticker - see National Scheme

What is the LEZ boundary
ErfurtLEZ map
Key: Red boundary is LEZ boundary

LEZ Road sign
Green Low Emission Zone Road Sign

Need to Register? National
A sticker must be bought and displayed in the windscreen - see National Scheme. This sticker is then valid for all LEZs in Germany.
Proof of emissions standard (given on German vehicle papers) is needed to purchase the sticker. Germany also accepts the stickers from Czech Republic.

Buying German LEZ stickers Stickers can be purchased from the vehicle registration, authorities, authorised local garages, vehicle test organisations like TÜV, DEKRA, or some websites.
LEZ city authorities and other cities also sell stickers, often over the internet or in person, see Buying German LEZ stickers from Berlin city, also in English or German (cost 6€).
Many hotels in LEZ cities also offer to order the stickers on behalf of their guests, if they receive the requisite documents in advance.
German LEZ stickers can be purchased online for all vehicles in all countries for 12.50€, also in different languages.

Foreign Vehicles?
Yes.
Foreign vehicles are also enforced and are required to buy a sticker. Foreign vehicles emissions are taken primarily by vehicle age, as show in in this table

Retrofitting allowed?:
Yes
Retrofitting Summary
German vehicles need to have a particulate trap certified on behalf of the German government. Local garages can advise on which filters should be used and this page. allows you to find out what particulate filter your German registered vehicle can use - now for heavy as well as light duty vehicles. See also our retrofitting section.

Hours of operation
Permanent, 365 days a year.

Enforcement
Manual enforcement by police of sticker in the windscreen. Even if the vehicle meets the emissions standard, if there is no sticker in the windscreen, the vehicle is illegal in the zone.

Penalty
The penalty for driving or parking your vehicle without valid sticker is 80€

National Scheme
A National Framework sets out the Emissions Classes and main rules that can be used by cities for LEZs in Germany. The cities or regions then decide whether, where and when to do a LEZ, and what emissions standards will be required.
Windscreen stickers (plakette) show the vehicle Euro standard. To enter the LEZ, the vehicle must have the sticker required by the LEZ standard (usually Green Sticker). See below for the different windscreen stickers.

Emissions class

1

2

3

4

Sticker

No Sticker

Requirement for diesel vehicles

Euro 1 or worse

Euro 2 or

Euro1 with particulate filter

Euro 3 or

Euro 2 with

particulate filter

Euro 4, Euro 5, Euro 6

or

Euro 3 with particulate filter

Requirement for petrol vehicles

Without a catalytic converter

 

 

Euro 1 or better

pre Euro 1 with a catalytic converter fitted

 


View National Scheme Table (opens in popup) or in a new page

Stickers similar to those used in Germany, and mutually accepted, exist also in the Czech Republic.

Exemptions: National
Germany Exemptions
Additional local Exemptions
Erfurt exemptions


Local name for an LEZ
Umweltzone

Further Information
Germany LEZ website

City website
Erfurt city website
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