A National Framework sets out the Emissions Classes and main rules that can be used by cities for LEZs in Germany (see Need to Register?). The cities or regions then decide whether, where and when to do a LEZ, and what emissions standards will be required.

Emissions class

1

2

3

4

Sticker

No Sticker

Requirement for diesel vehicles

Euro 1 or worse

Euro2 or Euro1 particulate filter

Euro3 or Euro2 particulate filter

Euro4, Euro5, Euro 6 or Euro3 particulate filter

Requirement for petrol vehicles

Without a catalytic converter

Euro1 with catalytic converter or better

Euro1 with catalytic converter or better

Euro1 with catalytic converter or better

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