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Will Your Vehicle Comply with Glasgow's LEZ?

Glasgow's city centre LEZ is being phased in to give everyone the chance to prepare.


  • Phase 1 was introduced on 31 December 2018 and applies to local service buses
  • Phase 2 which will apply to all vehicles, was expected to commence on 31 December 2022 however given the new indicative timescales for LEZs in Scotland arising from the national COVID-19 response, this phase will be moved out to 2023 - with a more detailed timetable for enforcement to be published as soon as possible.

Emission Standards:

Glasgow's Low Emission Zone will apply to ALL vehicles except motorcycles, mopeds, motorised tricycles and quadricycles. The national standards for Low Emission Zones will be set when regulations are finalised. The proposed emission standards however are:

  • Euro 4 standard for petrol vehicles 
  • Euro 6 standard for diesel vehicles 
  • Euro VI standard for heavy duty diesel vehicles e.g buses/coaches and HGVs 

Vehicles which have been appropriately modified or retrofitted to meet or exceed these emission standards will also be permitted entry to the LEZ.

Euro Standard Information:

You may be able to find Euro standard information on the inside of the passenger/driver door frame. For newer vehicles, the Euro standard may be listed on the registration document - in the UK this is in the V5C/log book. If you are in any doubt, you can contact the vehicle manufacturer to check.

Online Vehicle Checker:

Transport Scotland are working on an online tool that will enable motorists to check if their vehicle meets LEZ emission standards by entering their registration number. Until this is ready, they have prepared a basic online vehicle checker.  Whilst the results are not a guarantee or proof that a vehicle can enter a LEZ, they can give an indication meantime. 

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