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Affected vehicles

 

 Which vehicles are affected?

The regulation applies to the following vehicles ; registered in Belgium or abroad (except exemptions):

  • Passenger cars
  • Vans ≤ 3.5 ton (vehicle category N1 on the registration documents) 
  • Buses and coaches

In 2018, the only vehicles which will not be allowed to drive in Brussels are EURO 1-standard diesel vehicles or vehicles without a EURO standard (pre-Euro standards).   

 

Vehicles that aren't affected: See the question " On which vehicles does the LEZ not apply?

 

  • Old diesel vehicles are being targeted most of all as, they emit more polluting, and therefore more unhealthy, substances such as black carbon.
  • Petrol vehicles will not be affected in 2018. However, the rules are changing from January 1st, 2019.
  • The LEZ entry rules also apply to vehicles registered abroad. Such vehicles must be registered to use the zone.
  • Some exemptions are specified.
  • Entry to the LEZ will always be possible using a paid-for day pass (maximum eight days’ access per year and per vehicle).
  • Vehicles that run on gas (CNG and LPG) are regarded as petrol vehicles.

 

Diesel 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025
EURO 6, 6b, 6d, temp / VI Access Access Access Access Access Access Access Access
EURO 5, 5a, 5b / V ou EEV Access Access Access Access Access Access Access No access*
EURO 4 / IV Access Access Access Access No access* No access* No access* No access*
EURO 3 / III Access Access No access* No access* No access* No access* No access* No access*
EURO 2 / II Access No access* No access* No access* No access* No access* No access* No access*
EURO 1 / I No access* No access* No access* No access* No access* No access* No access* No access*
No EURO standard No access* No access* No access* No access* No access* No access* No access* No access*

* A maximum of 8 days' per year and per vehicle is possible by purchasing a paid-for day pass.

 

PETROL/LPG/CNG 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025
EURO 6, 6b, 6d, temp / VI               Access               Access Access Access Access Access Access Access
EURO 5, 5a, 5b / V ou EEV Access Access Access Access Access Access Access Access
EURO 4 / IV Access Access Access Access Access Access Access Access
EURO 3 / III Access Access Access Access Access Access Access Access
EURO 2 / II Access Access Access Access Access Access Access No access*
EURO 1 / I Access No access* No access* No access* No access* No access* No access* No access*
No EURO stantard  Access No access* No access* No access* No access* No access* No access* No access*

* A maximum of 8 days' per year and per vehicle is possible by purchasing a paid-for day pass.

 

A simulation tool is available to help you easily find out the last date on which your vehicle will be able to travel within the Brussels-Capital Region. 

If you don’t know the Euro standard for your vehicle, you can enter the date of first registration. The simulator will then tell you your Euro standard and the last date on which your vehicle will be able to travel within the LEZ.

How can I find out which EURO standard my vehicle has ?

The EURO standard is a European environmental standard with which the engine of a vehicle must comply. The aim is to limit the emissions of pollutants of vehicles. The higher a vehicle's EURO standard, the lower its emissions. Depending on the fuel type, the EURO standard of a vehicle determines whether or not it can enter the Low Emission Zone (LEZ).

The EURO standard for every vehicle is indicated on the registration documents. The card also contains information regarding the vehicle category, the fuel type and the vehicle's first registration date.

 

How can I find out the EURO standard of my vehicle if it is not indicated on the registration documents ?

If the EURO standard is not indicated on the registration documents of the vehicle, then the date of first registration is taken as the basis (date on the registration documents).

For example: a vehicle which was registered between 1/07/1992 and 31/12/1996 is considered as "EURO1". 

 

EMission standard

passenger cars 

(category M1)

van 

(category N1- weight I)

Minibuses/vans for personal transport (category M2) or van  (N1), with II ou III.

Buses/coaches

(M3)

Euro1/I

01/07/1992 – 31/12/1996

01/10/1994-31/12/1997

01/10/1994-31/12/1997

01/10/1993-30/09/1996

Euro2/II

01/01/1997-31/12/2000

01/01/1998-31/12/2000

01/01/1998-31/12/2001

01/10/1996-30/09/2001

Euro3/III

01/01/2001-31/12/2005

01/01/2001-31/12/2005

01/01/2002-31/12/2006

01/10/2001-30/09/2006

Euro4/IV

01/01/2006-31/12/2010

01/01/2006-31/12/2010

01/01/2007-31/12/2011

01/10/2006-30/09/2009

Euro5/V

01/01/2011-31/08/2015

01/01/2011-31/08/2015

01/01/2012-31/08/2016

01/10/2009-31/12/2013

Euro6/VI

01/09/2015-31/08/2019

01/09/2015-31/08/2019

01/09/2016-31/08/2020

01/01/2014-…

Euro6d-TEMP

01/09/2019-31/12/2020

01/09/2019-31/12/2020

01/09/2020-31/12/2021

 

Euro6d

01/01/2021- …

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