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Scotland’s Low Emission Zones will only allow access to vehicles which meet minimum emission standards or meet the exemption criteria.

The confirmed minimum criteria for vehicles to access a Low Emission Zone is:

  • Euro 4 for petrol cars and vans (generally vehicles registered from 2006*)
  • Euro 6 for diesel cars and vans (generally vehicles registered from September 2015*)
  • Euro VI for buses, coaches and HGVs (generally vehicles registered from January 2013*)

*These dates are only indicative - please check with your vehicle manual or the manufacturer to confirm.

To help you understand if your vehicle can enter a Low Emission Zone, we have prepared a basic online vehicle checker.

Please note that results provided can only give an indication and are not a guarantee or proof that your vehicle will be able to enter the zone.

We are working on a new tool which will enable you to enter your registration number, and this will be available in due course. You may also be able to check by entering the vehicle’s details into the emissions look-up tool on the Vehicle Certification Agency (VCA) website.

Once you enter the vehicle details, click on the link in the table under “Description” it will provide you with the fuel consumption and emissions data – the Euro category is listed under the “Further Information” section of this page.

Register to be kept up to date with the latest information and resources for Scotland’s Low Emission Zones.

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