Change my vehicule
- I am going to purchase a new vehicle. How can I be sure that I will be able to drive in the LEZ?
If your vehicle does not meet the access criteria of the Low Emission Zone, various options are available:
- Get rid of the vehicle at an approved centre: if you decide to replace your old vehicle, we encourage you to dismantle it at an approved centre. By dismanteling your old vehicle and not registering another vehicle for at least a year, you may receive the Bruxell’Air grant.
- Sell the vehicle (but not on the second hand market in Brussels).
I am planning to purchase a second-hand vehicle. How do I know if I am allowed to drive it in the LEZ?
If you purchase a second-hand vehicle, be certain to check its EURO standard.
Check the registration documents of the vehicle (see question "How can I find out what EURO standard my vehicle has?"). Otherwise, check the vehicle's date of first registration. Bear in mind that the strictest criteria apply to diesel vehicles.
Finally, there is a simulator at your disposal. With just a few clicks, it will let you find out the last date on which your vehicle will be able to enter the Brussels Low Emission Zone.
In principle, all new vehicles meet the EURO 6 standard and therefore always have access to the LEZ. In general, it is advisable to purchase the least polluting vehicles, such as electric vehicles or vehicles that run on natural gas, hydrogen or even petrol. Petrol vehicles are less polluting than diesel vehicles. You will, for example, be able to drive a Euro 3 petrol vehicle until 2025. The strictest conditions are reserved for diesel vehicles. Please contact your car dealership, which will be able to advise and guide you toward the best vehicle choice depending on your budget, or use the online simulator which will let you know the last date on which the vehicle will be able to enter the LEZ.