Required type of environmental badge in Duisburg: green
You can learn more information about types of environmental badges in the section Types of Environmental Badges.
The date of introduction of the low-emissions zones in Duisburg
- from 1.1. 2013 – entry allowed only to vehicles with a yellow and green environmental badge
- from 1.7. 2014 – entry allowed only to vehicles with a green environmental badge
Map of the Duisburg low-emissions zone
Green Zone in Duisburg, Germany
From 1.7. 2014, Duisburg and the entire Ruhr area to which the city belongs requires that vehicles display the green environmental badge. The reason for setting up a low-emissions zone is to prevent cars from entering that emit a high concentration of nitrogen oxides and severely deteriorate air quality. Hence, both domestic and foreign passenger cars and trucks are obliged to stick a green plaque on the windscreen when entering the zone.
Which types of vehicles are affected?
The obligation to own the environmental badge applies to both German and foreign passenger cars (M1); motorhomes (M1); heavy campers (M1); minibuses (M2); buses (M3); small transporters (N1); transporters (N2); trucks (N2); and heavy goods vehicles (N3).
Driving in Duisburg
Are you going to Duisburg by car?
From 1st July 2014, both German and foreign drivers need the green badge to enter Duisburg and other cities of the Ruhr industrial area. Thus, only vehicles that produce a minimum level of air pollution - Euro 4 (diesel) or Euro 1 (petrol) - are allowed to enter the city. Failure to comply with these rules is punished in Germany with a fine of 80 euros.
Duisburg is part of the Ruhr's low-emissions zone, which includes Dortmund, Essen, Hagen and other cities, as well as highways between them. The border of the low-emissions zone of Duisburg follows the territorial district of the city.
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The plaque has unlimited validity and should be placed in the bottom-right corner of the windscreen.