Are you traveling to Denmark with a motorhome? Then take note of the new rules in five major Danish cities.
If you are driving within Denmark, you should observe the new environmental regulations in five Danish cities. To ensure cleaner air, the five municipalities of Copenhagen, Frederiksberg, Odense, Aarhus and Aalborg have decided to tighten the requirements for diesel cars in their environmental zones.
What exactly does this mean?
You can find out whether your diesel motorhome complies with the rules in the environmental zones by entering your registration number on miljoezoner.dk.
Inspection and fines
After October 1, 2023, the use of a diesel car can cost DKK 1,500 in fines if it does not meet the requirements of the low emission zone. Cameras in the low emission zones record the license plates and check whether the vehicle meets the requirements. The police can also carry out checks in low emission zones.
For heavy vehicles, the fine for illegal use in Danish low emission zones is DKK 12,500.
Where are the low emission zones?
A map of the low emission zones in Copenhagen/Frederiksberg, Odense, Aarhus and Aalborg can be found at miljoezoner.dk. The low emission zones are marked by signs, for example like this:
How can you legally use your motorhome in the low emission zones?
In order to use a motorhome legally in the environmental zones, a particle filter must be installed or your motorhome must have at least Euronorm 5 if it is registered as a passenger car. If the motorhome weighs more than 3.5 tons, it must have at least Euronorm 6.
If an approved particulate filter cannot be retrofitted to your motorhome, you can apply for an exemption on miljoezoner.dk in special cases.
Watchthis short video about the environmental zones (in Danish).
You may have to register your foreign motorhome online!
Check the table below to see if your motorhome is subject to registration. If so,you must register your motorhome online at the latest on the day you want to enter thelow emission zone.Otherwiseyou risk a fine of DKK 1,000.
Register your motorhome at miljoezoner.dk. Here you can also see which countries do not have to register a foreign motorhome, as the Danish Environmental Protection Agency "Miljøstyrelsen" has access to these vehicle registers. Your registration is valid for five years from the date of registration.