LEZ requirements

Requirements

The first LEZ requirements will come into force on July 1, 2024, and the full version – two years later, i.e. on July 1, 2026. All vehicles that meet the requirements set out in the resolution will be able to enter the LEZ. They are both cars with petrol, diesel, hybrid and LPG installations. The condition for entry will be that the engine meets the appropriate emission standard. There will also be many exceptions.

Zone requirements:

  1. Until June 30, 2026, vehicles last registered before March 1, 2023 will be subject to very light restrictions:
    • in the case of vehicles powered by petrol (LGP) – minimum Euro 1/Euro I standard or corresponding manufacture dates,
    • for vehicles with diesel engines – minimum Euro 2/Euro II standard or corresponding manufacture dates.
  2. Until June 30, 2026, vehicles last registered after March 1, 2023 will be subject to the following restrictions:
    • in the case of vehicles powered by petrol (LGP) – minimum Euro 3/Euro III standard or corresponding manufacture dates,
    • for vehicles with diesel engines, minimum Euro 5/Euro V standard or corresponding manufacture dates.
  3. Since July 1, 2026, all vehicles, regardless of their last registration date, will be subject to the same requirements:
    • in the case of vehicles powered by petrol (LGP) – minimum Euro 3/Euro III standard or corresponding manufacture dates,
    • In the case of vehicles with diesel engines, minimum Euro 5/Euro V standard or corresponding manufacture dates.

The minimum requirements for vehicles authorized to enter the LEZ are presented in the tables below

Minimum requirements for a passenger car, a truck with a maximum permissible weight of up to 3.5 t fuelled with petrol (also with an LPG installation) and with a diesel engine
Date of last registration Type of fuel Minimum requirements
Period of validity of the minimum requirements from 01/07/2024 to 30/06/2026
before March 1, 2023 Pb Petrol or LPG Euro 1 or manufacture year since 1992 for passenger cars, Euro 1 or manufacture year since 1994 for light-duty cars and trucks
ON Diesel Euro 2 or manufacture year since 1996 for passenger cars, Euro 2 or manufacture year since 1997 for light-duty cars and trucks
after March 1, 2023 Pb Petrol or LPG Euro 3 or manufacture year since 2000
ON Diesel Euro 5 or manufacture year since 2010
Date of validity of the minimum requirements since July 1, 2026
not applicable Pb Petrol or LPG Euro 3 or manufacture year since 2000
ON Diesel Euro 5 or manufacture year since 2010

 

Minimum requirements for a bus, truck or car tractor with a maximum permissible weight of over 3.5 t powered by petrol (also with LPG installation) and with a diesel engine
Date of last registration Type of fuel Minimum requirements
Period of validity of the minimum requirements from 01/07/2024 to 30/06/2026
before March 1, 2023 Pb Petrol or LPG Euro I or manufacture year since 1992
ON Diesel Euro II or manufacture year since 1995
after March 1, 2023 Pb Petrol or LPG Euro III or manufacture year since 2000
ON Diesel Euro V or manufacture year since 2008
Date of validity of the minimum requirements since July 1, 2026
not applicable Pb Petrol or LPG Euro III or manufacture year since 2000
ON Diesel Euro V or manufacture year since 2008

 

Validity periods of Euro standards
Euro emissions standard Manufacture year of the vehicle
Vehicle with a maximum permissible weight of up to 3.5 t Vehicle with a maximum permissible weight of more than 3.5 t
Euro 1 / Euro I 1992–1995 for passenger cars and 1994–1996 for passenger cars and trucks 1992–1994
Euro 2 / Euro II 1996–1999 for passenger cars and 1997–1999 for passenger cars and trucks 1995–1999
Euro 3 / Euro III 2000–2004 2000–2004
Euro 4 / Euro IV 2005–2009 2005–2007
Euro 5 / Euro V since 2010 since 2008