NEW! From 1 January 2020 on the Swedish municipalities have the possibility to introduce three different kinds of low emission zones.
Scheme in place:
All lorries and buses are allowed in the low emission zone for 6 years from the date of first registration.
See table below.
The latest a Euro 3 could be driven was 2015 (if first registered in 2007) or 8 years from first registration.
Euro 4 vehicles could be driven until 2016, regardless of the year of registration or 8 years from first registration.
* Euro 6 or better has no time limit until when they can drive in the LEZ.
* = end of 8 year period
** = last year this specific standard is allowed to drive in the LEZ
Obegränsad = unlimited
All heavy, diesel-powered lorries and buses.
green dotted line - low emission zone
Similar signs are on the entry to each Swedish LEZ.
Vehicles that meet environmental zone rules need no stickers.
Vehicles have exemption already agreed under the rules that applied before 2007 must their exemption sticker placed prominently displayed in the windscreen.
Adapted vehicles must meet all the emissions standards of the set Euro standard. It is possible to upgrade a Euro-2 and Euro-3 vehicles to Euro-5 via retrofitting emission control devices (such as particulate trap with SCR) approved by the Swedish Transport Agency.
It is important to retrofit with equipment that conforms with the rules for the Swedish LEZs. Those vehicles with an existing permit from the previous ruling on retrofitting with just particulate traps are still allowed.
24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
The LEZ scheme is a local scheme operated by separate cities, but on a national framework. So the standards for each Swedish city are the same, see the standards outlined above.