Everything about European emission standards

What about Euro 6 and LEZ?

Cars running on traditional fuel are assigned a Euro standard type that determines which cars are permitted within low emission zones (LEZs) in Belgium. CarNext.com offers you a second hand offer with
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What is a Euro standard?

A car's Euro standard (or Euro emission class or Euro class) determines the emission class of vehicles on the road in European Union countries. The values are presented in g/km. The Euro standard makes a distinction between passenger cars and lorries and between diesel and petrol. A car's standard is determined based on the date of that car's first registration.

LEZ in Belgium

A low emission zone (LEZ for short) is a region in which access conditions apply for specific cars. These conditions are determined based on your car's Euro standard (emission).

Zones in Belgium
There are currently three low emission zones in our country: the cities of , and . To find out which access conditions apply to your vehicle, visit their websites: city of Antwerp, city of Brussels and city of Ghent.

New zones?
The city of Ghent has introduced the LEZ from 01/01/2020. You can find more information on the city of Ghent‘s website. Do you want to stay up-to-date regarding LEZs in Belgium? Keep an eye on Flanders, Brussels and Wallonia website.

Road tax / fines
If your car does not meet the access conditions within a LEZ, road tax will be levied. Should you enter the LEZ anyway, you risk receiving a fine. Cities carry out regular checks based on number plates. A day pass costs €35 in every LEZ in Belgium (max. 8 passes per year, per car).

  • Brussels: fines start at €350
  • Antwerp: fines start at €150
  • Ghent: fines start at €150

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Emission standardDate of first registrationDiesel access in LEZ?Petrol access in LEZ?
Euro 0Before 01/07/1992No accessNo access
Euro 1From 01/07/1992 to 31/12/1996No accessAccess until 01/01/2020
Euro 2From 01/01/1997 to 31/12/2000No accessAccess until 01/01/2025
Euro 3From 01/01/2001 to 31/12/2005No access without a particulate filterAccess until 01/01/2028
Euro 4From 01/01/2006 to 31/12/2010Access until 01/01/2020Free access
Euro 5From 01/01/2011 to 31/12/2015Access until 01/01/2025Free access
Euro 6*From 01/09/2015 to 31/08/2019Free accessFree access

*Within the category of Euronorm 6, a distinction is made between 5 types of Euronorm 6: Euro 6a, 6b, 6c, 6d-temp and Euro 6d. Euronorm 6d always has free access, the other four types have free access until 1 September 2027.

CarNext.com and the Euro standards

In our online showroom, you can easily filter based on the desired Euro standard, so you can always take into account low emission zones and your new car's emission levels.

CarNext.com does not provide cars with Euro standard 4 or lower. In fact, 90% of our used cars fall under Euro standard 6. Cars in this Euro standard have a first registration date between 01/09/2015 and 31/08/2019.

You can easily check the category and the Euro standard of your car on the registration certificate or on your Car-Pass. All cars of CarNext.com are equipped with a Car-Pass, which can be found on the car details page.


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