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Dates and Standards
Vehicles are allowed in for 6 years from the date of first registration. Euro 3 vehicles 8 years from date of first registration. See table below. This means that:
  • Euro 2 can no longer enter.
  • the latest a Euro 3 can be driven is 2015 (if first registered in 2007).
  • Euro 4 vehicles can be driven until 2016, regardless of the year of registration.
  • Euro 5 and EEV vehicles can be driven until 2020, regardless of the year of registration.

Swedish Entry Requirements

Vehicles affected
All heavy, diesel-powered lorries and buses.

What is the LEZ boundary
Helsingborg LEZ map

LEZ Road sign
Sweden Low Emission Zone Road Sign
Similar signs are on the entry to each Swedish LEZ.

Need to Register?
Vehicles that meet environmental zone rules need no decal. Vehicles that have current decal under the rules that applied before 2007 must have an exemption sticker placed prominently displayed in the windscreen.

Foreign Vehicles?
Yes

Retrofitting allowed?:
Yes
Retrofitting Summary
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.

Hours of operation
24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Enforcement
Manual

Penalty
1000 SEK

National Scheme
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.

Exemptions
Swedish exemptions

Local name for an LEZ
Miljözon

Further Information
A leaflet on the Swedish LEZs can be found here in English, here in Swedish, and here in German.

City website
Helsingborg city website
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