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Older diesel vans need a particulate filter for driving in the low emission zones.

Regulations for vans

Lorries & buses

Heavy diesel-powered vehicles (lorries and buses) weighing more than 3.5 tonnes must be fitted with a particulate filter to enter a low emission zone

Regulations for lorries and buses


Older diesel-powered cars are allowed to drive in the low-emission zones now. However, they may be subject to low-emission zone requirements in the future.

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The level of the penalty charge

For lorries and buses the penalty charge for driving illegally in a low emission zone is DKK 12,500. For vans the penalty charge is DKK 1,500. 

The Danish Environment Protection Agency is responsible for enforcing the low-emission zones

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