What Is an Environmental Badge
The Environmental badge is a sticker placed on the windscreen of a car and entitles drivers to enter larger cities in Europe. The aim of the badge is to improve the quality of life and of air in the so-called Environmental Zones - usually in city centres - so that only vehicles that pollute the environment at a minimum rate are allowed to enter the cities. Environmental zones have been introduced in Germany, Austria or France and their number has been increasing throughout Europe. In the absence of the badge, a fine of € 2,180 may be imposed (£ 1,980) on both trucks and passenger cars, depending on the country in question.