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In Spain, the Distintivo Ambiental has been introduced!

In the major Spanish cities, environmental zones have been set up – after Barcelona comes Madrid.

Temporary LEZ environmental zones and ZEZ Zero Emission Zones create traffic restrictions in Spanish cities

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Spain introduces environmental zones – LEZ and ZEZ environmental zones are set up in large cities such as Madrid and Barcelona
Since December 2017, Spanish drivers entering the LEZ environmental zones during air pollution peaks must have a Distintivo Ambiental (environmental badge) affixed to their vehicle. In addition to low emission zones, there is a ZEZ (Zero Emission Zone) zone, such as in Madrid, with more stringent restrictions.

The Distintivo Ambiental aims at distinguishing older vehicles from new ones in 4 categories and banning EURO classes 0 to 3 – initially – from entering cities such as Barcelona, Madrid and other regions.

After the city of Barcelona has already introduced a temporary environmental zone, other zones are planned in which the EURO classes 0-3 will be banned from traffic in case of an air pollution peak, and Madrid now follows with three environmental zones.
In the Spanish capital, two LEZ (Low Emission Zones) zones had already been established in the central and outer areas, whose rules were tightened in October 2018.
The new ZEZ Madrid/Central zone, set up on 01.11.2018, is not weather-dependent, unlike the two surrounding LEZ Madrid/M-30 and Madrid/City zones, but permanent.

In November 2018, a permanent ZEZ environmental zone is set up in the centre of Madrid, making the badge mandatory. It will be converted into a zero emission zone by 2025 ...
In October 2018, a temporary LEZ environmental zone was set up in the inner-city districts of Madrid. In 7 districts within and on the M-30 motorway ring road, it is mandatory to have a badge in case of an air pollution peak ...
In October 2018, a temporary LEZ environmental zone was set up in the outskirts of Madrid. In 14 districts outside the M-30 motorway ring road, it is mandatory to have a badge in case of an air pollution peak ...
In December 2017, a temporary LEZ environmental zone was set up in the city of Barcelona, which is located within the B-10 and B-20 motorways ring road, covers an area of 92 km² and is called Zona-Baixes-Emissions ...
The Spanish Distintivo Ambiental badge is a system of 4 badges defined by the National Traffic Authority (DGT) in order to distinguish newer vehicles with at least Euro 4 standard and electric and hybrid vehicles from older vehicles of EURO classes 0-3 ...
The Distintivo Ambiental which is divided into 0, ECO, B and C classes has been sent to most vehicles registered in Spain by post from the National Printing House. Spanish vehicles can also receive their badges using Green-Zones as service provider ...
The LEZ low emission zone and the ZEZ zero emission zone are temporary and permanent environmental zones in Spain. They are expected to improve the air quality in cities by imposing traffic restrictions for older vehicles and favouring electric and hybrid vehicles ...
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The purchase of a Spanish Distintivo Ambiental lone often does not help. In many cases, it is decisive to know which badge is allowed to enter and in which zones, and on which days and times there is a driving ban and for which vehicle types. The Green-Zones App provides the answer ...

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