Owners of non-Danish vehicles that were first registered before the applicable current requirements must register the vehicle with documentation for a retrofitted diesel particulate filter or Euro standard in order to drive legally in the low emission zones.
You must register your vehicle no later than on the same day that you drive into the low-emission zone.
If you fail to register your vehicle and submit relevant documentation, you may risk an administrative fine of DKK 1,000.
Older diesel lorries and buses aren’t allowed into the low emission zones unless they are fitted with a particulate filter. The new low emission zone rules for lorries and buses came into force on 1st July 2020.
Older diesel-powered vehicles (lorries and buses) over 3.5 tonnes must be fitted with a particulate filter to drive and park in the low emission zones. A bus is classed as a vehicle designed to be used by more than nine people including the driver. A diesel-powered motorhome over 3.5 tonnes with more than nine seats including the driver is defined as a bus and the same rules apply.
If your vehicle doesn’t comply with the low-emission zone rules, the vehicle must have a particulate filter retrofitted in order to be able to drive legally in the Danish low emission zones.
Danish trucks and buses
The detailed rules for retrofitting particulate filters for lorries and buses are laid down in:
• Legislative decree no. 396 of 22/03/2022 on requirements for diesel-powered trucks, buses and vans in municipally determined low emission zones, etc. Pursuant to section 5, the installation of an efficient particulate filter must be documented by a declaration signed by the filter supplier, cf. appendix 1.
Applies solely to Danish lorries and buses: Before the declaration from the filter supplier is presented at the inspection centre, the declaration must be submitted to the Danish Environment Protection Agency at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Danish Environment Protection Agency then assigns an identification number, which the owner or user must affix to the declaration.