Vehicle Checker

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It has been proposed that Scotland’s low emission zones will only allow access to vehicles which meet minimum emission standards.

The proposed 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 to confirm with your vehicle manual or the manufacturer.)

To help you understand if your vehicle might be allowed entry to 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. The best way to check is by consulting your vehicle’s logbook or by contacting your vehicle’s manufacturer.


We continue to work with a range of stakeholders to determine emissions standards for motorcycles and other powered two-wheel vehicles. Additionally, we are working on a new tool which will enable you to enter your registration number and this will be available in due course.

register to be kept up-to-date with the latest information and resources for Scotland’s low emission zones.

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