The environmental zone of Stuttgart (blue)
In its third update of the Clean Air Plan of August 2018, the city of Stuttgart approved a traffic ban for diesel vehicles throughout the city. In this way, a blue environmental zone is added to the green environmental zone already in force. From 01.01.2019, all diesel vehicles not complying with the EURO 5 standard will be excluded. In addition, further restrictions will be imposed from 2020 onwards. Initially, delivery vans, craftman vans and construction vehicles registered before 01.01.2019 are exempt from the traffic ban. Residents are allowed to drive in until 31.03.2019.
Following the Federal Administrative Court’s decision on 27.02.2018, diesel driving restrictions can be legally imposed by German cities and municipalities.
Individual streets or whole areas can become diesel restriction zones. These diesel restriction zones (blue zones) can affect different EURO standards and vehicle types and can even be time-limited.
Table overview of the environmental zone
The Blue Badge for Diesel Restriction Zones
In Germany, the Blue Badge might be introduced in 2020. It is required to access diesel restriction zones.
In 2020, cities and communities will introduce driving restrictions for various EURO classes of diesel vehicles. Therefore, the Blue Badge becomes a need in order to distinguish older diesel vehicles and EURO classes as well as petrol vehicles without particle filter from vehicles with a lower emission of pollutants.
Vehicles which should get a Blue Badge
General information about diesel restriction zones and implementation.
Possible cities and municipalities for diesel restriction zones
Driving bans for diesel vehicles – How does it work?
If it works and how, please read here…