Environmental Zone ZEZ Madrid/Central – Spain

Fine particles, nitrogen oxide and ozone have an influence on the validity of the vignettes.
You can inform yourself here about the current and future validity status of the vignettes.

Validity of the badges today, the 09-12-2018.

There is no warning.

Non-motorised
You are currently allowed to drive.
You are currently allowed to drive.
Motorbikes

Light vehicles of two, three and four vehicles

You are currently allowed to drive.
You are still allowed to drive.
Transportation of persons

Vehicles for the transportation of persons with at least four wheels

You are currently allowed to drive.
You are still allowed to drive.
Transportation of goods

Vehicles for the transportation of goods with at least four wheels

You are currently allowed to drive.
You are currently allowed to drive into this zone.
Agricultural and forestry vehicle

Agricultural and forestry vehicle

You are currently allowed to drive.
You are currently allowed to drive.
Non-motorised
You are currently allowed to drive.
You are currently allowed to drive into this zone.
Motorbikes

Light vehicles of two, three and four vehicles

You are currently allowed to drive.
You are currently allowed to drive into this zone.
Transportation of persons

Vehicles for the transportation of persons with at least four wheels

You are currently allowed to drive.
No restrictions. You are allowed to drive.
Transportation of goods

Vehicles for the transportation of goods with at least four wheels

You are currently allowed to drive.
You are still allowed to drive.
Agricultural and forestry vehicle

Agricultural and forestry vehicle

You are currently allowed to drive.
You are currently allowed to drive into this zone.
Non-motorised
You are currently allowed to drive.
You are currently allowed to drive.
Motorbikes

Light vehicles of two, three and four vehicles

You are currently allowed to drive.
No restrictions. You are allowed to drive.
Transportation of persons

Vehicles for the transportation of persons with at least four wheels

You are currently allowed to drive.
You are currently allowed to drive.
Transportation of goods

Vehicles for the transportation of goods with at least four wheels

You are currently allowed to drive.
You are still allowed to drive into this zone.
Agricultural and forestry vehicle

Agricultural and forestry vehicle

You are currently allowed to drive.
No restrictions. You are allowed to drive.
Non-motorised
You are currently allowed to drive.
You are still allowed to drive into this zone.
Motorbikes

Light vehicles of two, three and four vehicles

You are currently allowed to drive.
You are still allowed to drive into this zone.
Transportation of persons

Vehicles for the transportation of persons with at least four wheels

You are currently allowed to drive.
You are currently allowed to drive.
Transportation of goods

Vehicles for the transportation of goods with at least four wheels

You are currently allowed to drive.
You are still allowed to drive into this zone.
Agricultural and forestry vehicle

Agricultural and forestry vehicle

You are currently allowed to drive.
You are still allowed to drive.
Non-motorised
You are currently allowed to drive.
You are still allowed to drive into this zone.
Motorbikes

Light vehicles of two, three and four vehicles

You currently may not drive.
You currently may not drive.
Transportation of persons

Vehicles for the transportation of persons with at least four wheels

You currently may not drive.
The entry into the zone is forbidden.
Transportation of goods

Vehicles for the transportation of goods with at least four wheels

You currently may not drive.
You currently may not drive.
Agricultural and forestry vehicle

Agricultural and forestry vehicle

You are currently allowed to drive.
You are still allowed to drive.

Following a complaint by the Government of the province of Madrid, the current Protocol on Air Pollution is suspended. From now on the protocol of 21.01.2016 is valid until revoked. This protocol does not refer to a Distintivo Ambiental badge requirement but establishes that, in case of an air pollution, only vehicles with either an even or odd number plate are authorised to drive.

The ZEZ Madrid/Central environmental zone

On 01.11.2018, an environmental zone is introduced in the centre of Madrid, which will be then converted into a zero emission zone (ZEZ) in the medium term until 2025. After a short trial period of two months, from 01.02.2019 a fine of 90 euros will incur in case of infringements in the ZEZ, which is also called ACCE (Area Central Cero Emissions) in Madrid. This zone was established by the City Council of Madrid, which had set rules for sustainable mobility in an ordinance and approved them in September. On 21.09.2018, the so-called Plan A was presented to the public by the Major of Madrid, Manuela Carmena.

The objective of the zone is to allow only low or no emission vehicles to enter. This means that only hydrogen and electric vehicles as well as plug-in hybrids with a range of more than 40 km are permitted to enter the zone. In addition, natural gas and hybrid vehicles are also permitted to enter if, according to the registration date and the EURO class, they meet the criteria of the C badge class, as shown on the classification table.

Vehicles without the Distintivo Ambiental badge cannot enter the zone, vehicles with B and C badge classes cannot access the zone, only parking in the zone is allowed. Motorcycles with B and C badge classes are not allowed to enter between 10 pm and 7 am. Motorcycles with 0 and ECO badge classes can enter at any time.

The old post office building in Madrid/Central

The ZEZ Madrid/Central environmental zone covers an area of 472 hectars (approx. 1.6 km x 3 km) and is recognisable by a 10 km long red line, which has been painted on the road and marks the borders of the zero emission zone. In addition, large white and green signs have been placed on over 60 intersecting roads throughout the city and corresponding symbols have been painted on the roadway. The ZEZ inner city area is the district no. 1 with its 6 districts Palacio, Universidad, Justicia, Sol, Cortes and Embajadores.

All ZEZ areas consist of SER (Servicio de Estacionamiento Regulado) regulated parking zones and are located in the SER Verde (green) zone, where you can park for up to 2 hours paying more than 8 euros. Electric, hydrogen and hybrid vehicles with 0 and ECO badge classes can nevertheless park without restriction and free of charge, unless prohibited by a general or specific rule.

Access and parking rules in the ZEZ Madrid/Central do not apply to vehicles of disabled people.
The ZEZ Madrid/Central is located within the LEZ Madrid/M-30 environmental zone, which is a much larger temporary environmental zone that, in turn, lies within the LEZ Madrid/City.

Table overview of the environmental zone

Name of the environmental zone:
Environmental Zone ZEZ Madrid/Central – Spain
Date of announcement of the zone:
01-12-2017
Date of entry into effect of the zone:
01-11-2018
Type of environmental zone:
Permanent
Current obligation to drive with a badge:
Cyclomotor/Motorcyle (L1e), Motorcycle (L3e), Motorcycles with sidecars (L4e), Tricycles (L2e), Fast tricycle (L5e), Light four-wheeled vehicle (L6e), Four wheeled vehicle (L7e), Car (M1), Motor home (M1), Heavy motor home (M1), Minibus (M2), Coach (M3), Van (N1), Delivery truck (N2), Light truck (N2) and Heavy truck (N3)
Badge classes allowed after 01-11-2018:
Class 0, Class B, Class C and Class ECO
Future restrictions planned for badge classes:
From 2025, residents will also be affected by driving bans.
Not allowed to drive (temporarily):
Information currently unavailable
Not allowed to drive (permanently):
Vehicles without a badge may never enter the zone. Vehicles with B and C badge classes may only enter for parking. Motorcycles with the B and C badge classes are not allowed to enter between 10 pm and 7 am. Motorcycles with the badge classes 0 and Eco may enter at any time.
Fines:
90 Euro
Area/extension of the environmental zone:
The Madrid/Central area comprises the 6 districts of Palacio, Universidad, Justicia, Sol, Cortes and Embajadores and covers 472 hectares.The access to the ZEZ is restricted, except for the roads of Santa Cruz de Marcenado, Mártires de Alcalá, Gran Vía de San Francisco, Bailén, Algeciras, Cuesta Ramón, Ventura Rodríguez and Duque de Liria.The reason for these exceptions is that there are no alternative routes. The ZEZ Madrid/Central can be recognized by the 10 km long double red line and the 57 symbols that have been painted on the asphalt, as well as by the large white and green signs that have been placed on over 60 intersecting roads.
Special features:
Foreign vehicles cannot yet receive a badge. To obtain an entry permit, please contact the Dirección General de Sostenibilidad y Control Ambiental - Ayuntamiento de Madrid (Municipality of Madrid): dgsostenibilidadymov@madrid.es.Residents can send an “invitation” to their visitors 20 times a month, so that they do not need badges or special permits.
Contact of the environmental zone and exceptions:
Information currently unavailable
Order a Spanish Distintivo Ambiental badge for ZEZ / LEZ environmental zones in Spain here.

 

 

 

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