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    Introduction
Århus has a low emission zone in place.

An LEZ has been in operation since the 1st September 2010.
- From 1 July 2010 Euro 4 or have a certified particulate filter fitted

All diesel-powered vehicles above 3.5 tonnes.
Vans and campervans with 9 or more seats are included.
Vans and campervans with 8 or less seats are not included.

Århus LEZ map

The urban area bounded is by the Nordre Ringgade, Vestre Ringgade, Sondre Ringgade, Marselis Boulevard and Sydhavnsgade, which are not a part of the zone. Traffic to and from Mols Linien are exempted - on a route along Nørrebrogade and North Gate until the ferry terminal at North Harbor. The exemption applies until the ferry terminal is relocated to the commercial port - expected around 2015.

    Road Sign
Denmark Low Emission Zone Road Sign

Vehicles need to have an LEZ sticker in the windscreen, click here to apply in English or 5 other languages (delivery can take 14 days), or here to apply in Danish (delivery can take 10 working days). A single sticker is valid for all Denmark.
Foreign vehicles need to carry the information stated below to prove they meet the emissions standards.

Are also required to fit a windscreen sticker, available from click here to apply (delivery can take 10 working days).


See national standards above. The particulate filter must meet the requirements below:
The maximum back pressure allowed from the particle filter is 20 kPa at maximum engine power.
The particle filter must reduce the exhaust of particles by at least 80%, calculated according to the applicable EU methods.
At constant use, the particle filter must ensure that the gas density after the filter measured at free acceleration does not exceed a K-value of 0.2 m-1.
OR, the vehicle must be fitted with a particle filter that is approved by the Danish authorities, see our retrofitting section for more details.

24 hours a day, 365 days a year

    Enforcement
Manual. This can be by inspectors while visiting a company, wardens while you park on the street or by police at routine roadside checks.

    Penalty
Around the same range as the price of particulate filters – up to €10 000.

From 1 September 2008 vehicles must be at least Euro 3 or fitted with a certified particle filter

From 1 July 2010 vehicles must be at least Euro 4 or fitted with a certified particle filter.

The national scheme now allows cities to strengthen the LEZ to include vans.

    Exemptions
Traffic to and from Mols Linien are exempted - on a route along Nørrebrogade and North Gate to the ferry terminal at North Harbor.
The exemption applies until the ferry terminal is relocated to the commercial port - expected around 2015. + Denmark Exemptions

Miljøzone

A summary of the impacts of the Copenhagen LEZ can be found Copenhagen air quality impacts page.

There is also a leaflet available in English, German and Polish.


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