Danish low emission zones

The Danish Parliament passed in 2006 an act allowing the four largest cities in Denmark to introduce low emission zones. On 7 May 2019 the Danish Parliament adopted stricter environmental requirements for trucks, busses and vans in larger Danish cities.

Heavy-duty diesel-powered vehicles were responsible for approximately half of the harmful particle pollution in the largest cities in Denmark. In order to address this problem, the Danish Parliament passed in 2006 an act allowing the four largest cities in Denmark to introduce low emission zones.

Low emission zones mean that heavy-duty vehicles and vans either have to meet the stipulated Euro standards or install particle filters. 

Cities with low emission zones

Low emission zones are implemented and in force in Copenhagen (and Frederiksberg), Aarhus, Odense and Aalborg. For information about low emission zones in other European countries please visit www.urbanaccessregulations.eu.

FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions

Hauliers can here find useful information about particle filters, before undertaking transport of goods or passengers to Danish cities.