The City of Stockholm has announced an ambitious plan to establish a low-emission zone in its city centre, aiming to enhance air quality and safeguard public health. Vice Mayor Lars Strömgren emphasised the critical need to combat harmful exhaust emissions, particularly for vulnerable groups like infants and the elderly.

This initiative will usher in a complete prohibition on petrol and diesel vehicles within the zone, effective from the close of 2024. Only electric vehicles (EVs) and gas cars meeting Euro 6 emission standards will be permitted within the zone, operating round the clock, every day of the week. Violators could face a SEK 1,000 (approximately €85) fine. Notably, this initiative surpasses even London's Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ).

Source of information: https://movemnt.net/stockholm-announces-ban-of-petrol-and-diesel-cars-in-city-centre/ (Published 11 October 2023).