Here’s the future for B-tag cars in 2022

As of January 1, 2020 the Low Emissions Zone (ZBE) of Barcelona has restricted circulation to cars without an environmental label from the DGT, and the same will happen inside the M-30 in Madrid in 2022.

But what will happen to the vehicles with label B, that is, Euro 3 gasoline and Euro 4 and 5 diesel, in cities?

The LEZ of the Central District of Madrid, the most restrictive with the B label


As usual, the measures adopted to reduce polluting emissions in large cities are an amalgam of regulations applied unevenly.

On the one hand, we have the ZBE of special protection of the Central District of Madrid, formerly known as Madrid Central and the only one that prohibits the entry of vehicles with a B label, which in turn has the ZBE of Plaza Elíptica, as well as that of Barcelona and that of Seville.

These are the three main restriction zones in Spain, although by 2023 all the Spanish municipalities with more than 50,000 inhabitants, in addition to the island territories, they will have to have one.

This means that more restrictions are likely to apply to cars with a B environmental label in 2023. For now, these are the current regulations:

  • Madrid ZBE: any car is allowed to circulate on the entire M-30 regardless of its environmental classification except those without a label from January 1, 2022, or at least it will be until January 2023. Includes neighborhoods that are framed by the M-30 and covers seven districts: Centro, Arganzuela, Retiro, Salamanca, Chamartín, Tetuán and Chamberí.
  • ZBE central district Madrid (formerly called Madrid Central): cars with the B mark cannot circulate freely; They are only allowed access if they go directly to a parking lot. Thus, only vehicles with a ZERO and ECO label can circulate.
  • ZBE Plaza Elíptica Madrid: all except those without distinctive can circulate.
  • ZBE Barcelona: for the moment it allows cars with a B label to circulate, although this measure may change in 2022. To date it restricts access and circulation to cars and vehicles without a label, although at a certain time (between 07:00 and 20:00), and only from Monday to Friday.
  • ZBE Seville: Only discriminates against unlabeled vehicles. It is a temporary low emission zone depending on the concentration levels of various pollutants, such as nitrogen oxide, fine particulate matter, sulfur oxide, carbon monoxide and ozone.
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That is to say, only Madrid prohibits the free circulation of vehicles with environmental label B in the center if it is not to park in a private car park.

Let us remember that the cars with the B environmental label are those passenger cars and light vans with gasoline registered from January 2000 and diesel from January 2006.

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