Glasgow's LEZ is being phased in to give everyone the chance to prepare:
Motorcycles and mopeds are unaffected by LEZ schemes in Scotland.
Fully electric vehicles comply with LEZ requirements in Scotland.
The emission standards for LEZs in Scotland have been set nationally, these are:
• Euro 4 for petrol vehicles
• Euro 6 for diesel vehicles
• Euro IV for heavy duty petrol vehicles such as buses/coaches and HGVs
• Euro VI for heavy duty diesel vehicles such as 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 LEZs in Scotland.
For practical purposes, it is generally the case that diesel engine vehicles registered after September 2015, and petrol vehicles registered from 2006 onwards will meet the required LEZ standards.
You may be able to find Euro standard information on the inside of your vehicle's driver or passenger door frame. For newer vehicles, the Euro standard may be listed on the V5C registration document (log book). If you are in any doubt, you can contact the vehicle manufacturer to check.
Certain vehicle types are also exempt from LEZ emission requirements in Scotland - these are:
Full details of each exemption is set out below:
Vehicles for Disabled Persons:
Transport Scotland is developing an online scheme for blue badge holders to register vehicles they are travelling in.
Blue badge holders will be able to register for a long-term or short-term exemption to drive in a LEZ.
If the journey is a one-off or irregular visit to a LEZ, blue badge holders will be able to register for a short-term exemption to cover their travel. The exemption applies to any vehicle whether the blue badge holder is the driver or the passenger.
More information about how to access the scheme will be available soon and will be publicised in advance of enforcement.
The vehicle is being driven by any person who is:
Naval, Military or Air Force Vehicles:
Vehicles of 'historical interest' means a vehicle which is considered to be of historical interest to the UK, and which -
Vehicles described as either "showman's goods vehicle" or "showman's vehicle" according to section 62(1) of the Vehicle Excise and Registration Act 1994. Note: these are highly specialised vehicles used for the purposes of travelling showmen, where the vehicle is used during the performance, used for the purpose of providing the performance or used for carrying performance equipment
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.