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Sweden Environmental Zones

Environmental zones

What about environmental zones in Sweden, and in which cities do you need an environmental sticker? Below it is explained in detail!

Sweden Environmental zones

  • To limit car traffic in the inner city of Stockholm and Gothenburg, a congestion tax (trängselskatt, traffic load) has been introduced.
  • The system works the same for both cities: motor vehicles, with the exception of motorcycles, entering and leaving the city center must pay tax.
  • The scheme also applies to foreign vehicles.
  • There is no payment at the weekend, on public holidays and in the month of July.
  • Method of lifting: every motor vehicle that enters or leaves the city center between 6:00 am (6:30 am Stockholm) and 6:30 pm, the registration number will be photographed (only on weekdays). No need to stop. The owner of the vehicle (or leasing company) will then automatically receive an invoice.
  • When entering the zone it is indicated how much the tax is. Amounts vary, depending on the time, from SEK 9 to SEK 45 (approximately € 0.90 – € 4.30).
  • The maximum per day in Gothenburg is SEK 60 (approximately € 5.70) and in Stockholm SEK 135 (approximately € 12.80).
  • Failure to pay the congestion tax can result in a fine of SEK 500 (approximately € 47.50).
  • More information: transportstyrelsen.se/en and epass24.com.