Determine the fine dust sticker
Which pollutant group your car belongs to and which sticker it would be identified can be easily determined with the help of the so-called emission key number in the vehicle registration document or the registration certificate Part I: In new vehicle registration documents from October 1st, 2005, the key number can be found in field 14.1 , for vehicle registration documents that were issued before this date, in field 1 to 1. Search now the last two digits of the key number in the following table * to determine the pollutant group of your car and thus the corresponding fine dust sticker.
Which sticker for diesel?
|Badge color||Pollutant group||Diesel without a particle filter||Diesel with a particle filter|
|No badge||Group 1 – Euro 1||0-24, 34, 40, 77, 88|
|red||Group 2 – Euro 2||25-29, 35, 41, 71|
|yellow||Group 3 – Euro 3||30, 31, 36, 37, 42, 44-52, 72||PM 1: 14, 16, 18, 21, 22, 25-29, 34, 35, 40, 41, 71, 77|
|green||Group 4 – from Euro 4||32, 33, 38, 39, 43, 53-70, 73-75||PM1: 49-52
PM 2: 30, 31, 36, 37, 42, 44-48, 67-70
PM 3: 32, 33, 38, 39, 43, 53-66
Which sticker for gasoline engines?
|Badge color||Pollutant group||Gasoline engine|
|No badge||Group 1 – Euro 1||00, 03-13, 15, 17, 88, 91, 92|
|green||Group 4 – from Euro 4||01, 02, 14, 16, 18-70, 71-75 **, 77|
* List is not complete, also use the online search masks from Dekra or KÜS, for example
** Gas vehicles
Where badges are compulsory
Particulate matter is unhealthy and harms the environment. A particularly high concentration of these can be found where there are many cars: in cities. For this reason, environmental zones have been introduced in many cities. The first environmental zones were on January 1, 2008 for the three German Big cities Berlin, Cologne and Hanover furnished. The badge is now in almost 60 German (large) cities Default. The so-called environmental badge on the windshield of the vehicle is generally not required. But it is absolutely necessary as soon as you want to drive your vehicle into a German environmental zone.
Which particulate matter sticker do I need?
The beginning and end of the areas endangered by fine dust are marked by two specially introduced traffic signs as environmental zones. These indicate which environmental badge is required to be allowed to drive into these zones. Vehicles are divided into pollutant groups depending on the emission standard. There are four of them. However, only three are identified by colored badges: Red, yellow and green. For the introduction of the environmental zones, only vehicles with one of these stickers were allowed to drive into the demarcated areas – over the years, access was gradually blocked first for red and later also for yellow, so that today in most of the larger cities only the interior is left with a green environmental badge may be driven on (exception: Neu-Ulm). This classification is intended to give motorists enough time to upgrade their vehicle with a soot particle filter, for example, and thus still receive the green sticker.