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The new regulation on pollutant groups in motor vehicles entered into force in March 2007. These rules cover, on the one hand, the establishment of environmental zones and, on the other hand, the identification of vehicles with 'fine dust badges' according to defined categories of pollutants. In designated environmental zones, only vehicles marked with the corresponding new badge on the windscreen may operate, provided that traffic with vehicles so marked is exempt from the prohibition of traffic in the environmental zone. This applies not only to through traffic, but also to the vehicles of residents in environmental zones. The Regulation applies to all passenger cars and commercial vehicles, regardless of the type of drive (with internal combustion engines - petrol, diesel or gas - and with electric drive). Vehicles registered abroad also need the badge in order to enter environmental zones. This labelling of low-emission vehicles is intended to contribute to a reduction in particulate matter pollution, especially in cities. The badges in the colours red, yellow and green correspond to a group of pollutants: Green badge = pollutant group 4: Motor vehicles with the lowest particulate or pollutant emissions, such as vehicles with state-of-the-art diesel technology, and almost all motor vehicles with gasoline engines that have a controlled catalytic converter. In addition, vehicles not powered by an internal combustion engine (e.B. electric vehicles, fuel cell vehicles) Yellow badge = pollutant group 3: Diesel cars with emission key numbers (ESN) 30, 31, 36, 37, 42, 44 to 52, 72 Diesel commercial vehicles with ESN 34, 44, 54, 70, 71 Red badge = pollutant group 2: Diesel cars with emission key numbers (ESN) 25 to 29, 35, 41, 71 Diesel commercial vehicles with ESN 20, 21, 22, 33, 43, 53, 60, 61 Vehicles with a lower classification cannot be assigned a badge at all (pollutant group 1). Exceptions Excluded from the regulations on traffic bans and fine dust badges are: mobile machines and devices Machinery Agricultural and forestry tractors two- and three-wheel motor vehicles Ambulances, medical trolleys with appropriate markings in use for medical care of the population Motor vehicles used to drive or drive persons who are exceptionally disabled, helpless or blind and who prove this by means of the mark "aG", "H", "Bl" in the severely disabled card Vehicles for which special rights can be claimed in accordance with Section 35 of the StVO Vehicles of non-German troops in the context of military cooperation civilian vehicles on behalf of the Bundeswehr for non-deferred journeys for the performance of public functions Classic cars (in accordance with Section 2 no. 22 of the Vehicle Registration Regulation) which carry a registration plate in accordance with Section 9 (1) or Section 17 of the Vehicle Registration Regulation, as well as vehicles registered in another Member State of the European Union, another party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area or Turkey if they meet equivalent requirements. The registration plates of vehicles registered in Germany under this exception shall end in an H. For red license plates, the number after the distinguishing letter of the registration district starts with 07. In specific, justified cases, the competent road traffic authority (road authority in whose district the environmental zone is located) may, on request, authorise temporary exemptions from the traffic bans associated with the environmental zone.

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In addition to the uniform labelling of cars, trucks and buses throughout Germany, the new "environmental zone" road sign will be introduced. It signals a driving ban for vehicles without the displayed badge(s) (exceptions see above). On the basis of air pollution control plans, the land of Rhineland-Palatinate can determine which areas are designated as temporary or permanent environmental zones. A current map of the nationwide environmental zones can be found below.