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curlytail
31-08-2017, 00:32
Just a couple of weeks ago I called in a German garage with my UK V5 vehicle logbook to buy an emissions sticker for my 2002 Merc Sprinter but the guy said he needed more information and suggested I visit the TUV (I think it was) place next door. He also said he needed more information but I couldn't work out what.

Has anybody got any suggestions or had similar experiences? GB: Emissions stickers for Germany | TÜV SÜD GRUPPE (http://www.tuev-sued.de/auto_fahrzeuge/feinstaub-plakette/feinstaubplakette_ausland/england) seems to suggest that the V5 should suffice or if not they base it on the vehicles age which was clearly shown on the document.

Tony Lee
31-08-2017, 04:31
Your engine may run cleaner but my 2006 transit diesel could only get a yellow sticker and if so there is no point in bothering because now most of the zones need a green sticker. Where I park the MH south of Stuttgart has no zone at the moment but is almost completely surrounded by green zones and even the main roads are now included in the green zone. I figure that since 99.999% of vehicles in these zones have green stickers, nobody is bothering to look out for any other colours and in fact I'm tempted to take the yellow one off so it doesn't stand out as much as a screen with no sticker.

grath
31-08-2017, 06:08
We sent our application to Berlin from here in the UK. All that was needed was our registration documents copied!

trooper2000
31-08-2017, 09:04
I used this web site > Online-application environmental zone sticker - Berlin.de (https://www.berlin.de/labo/mobilitaet/kfz-zulassung/feinstaubplakette/shop.86595.en.php)

We have a 2004 2.3jtd Fiat Ducato, they sent us a Green Sticker.

wildebus
31-08-2017, 09:41
Just a couple of weeks ago I called in a German garage with my UK V5 vehicle logbook to buy an emissions sticker for my 2002 Merc Sprinter but the guy said he needed more information and suggested I visit the TUV (I think it was) place next door. He also said he needed more information but I couldn't work out what.

Has anybody got any suggestions or had similar experiences? GB: Emissions stickers for Germany | TÜV SÜD GRUPPE (http://www.tuev-sued.de/auto_fahrzeuge/feinstaub-plakette/feinstaubplakette_ausland/england) seems to suggest that the V5 should suffice or if not they base it on the vehicles age which was clearly shown on the document.
Out of interest, what engine do you have in your Sprinter? and do these Stickers have an expiry date?

chrismilo
31-08-2017, 12:43
So what are these emission stickers?
The Germans are taxing people to fart ? :lol-049::lol-049::lol-049::lol-049:

rebbyvid
31-08-2017, 12:49
and do these Stickers have an expiry date?

no they last as long as the van.

didds
31-08-2017, 16:06
So what happens if in ignorance you drive without a sticker? (or deliberately come to that! :-) )

didds

jann
31-08-2017, 16:22
For what it costs it isn't worth avoiding it.
Buy online before you go.

didds
31-08-2017, 17:20
How does one learn about this stuff?

I wouldn't have had a clue if I didn't peruse this site.

Does your ferry ticket come with a load of bumf? (That undoubtedly looks like advertising bumf and gets thrown in the bin unread!)

didds

Clunegapyears
31-08-2017, 19:20
We got our green sticker from a small town TUV - you can get a list on the internet of where. Only €5.50 from memory , but with more places being part of the scheme, worth getting sorted. Lasts as long as the vehicle

jann
01-09-2017, 17:52
It's been mentioned in caravan and motorhome magazines for a while,also newspapers.
If we are traveling somewhere different I always do a Google search for travel information before we go.

redhand
01-09-2017, 21:13
Is it similar to france in that these are required for big cities
can you get away without if avoiding cities

grath
01-09-2017, 21:17
Is it similar to france in that these are required for big cities
can you get away without if avoiding cities

Yes, you can get away without the sticker, if you stay away from the City's that have the emission zone!

Tony Lee
02-09-2017, 07:33
In Germany the fine is about 60 euro.
Given that it would cost about 1400 euro to get a particulate filter installed, and given I haven't been sprung in 4 years of driving within Umwelt zones (and I don't remember ever seeing a police car on or beside the road anyway), I figure my method is quite cost effective. And no, I don't feel bad about it simply because my environmental footprint is likely to be smaller than if I was living in a German house needing heating 8 months of the year and driving to work in the middle of Stuttgart every day.

The zones in Germany are expanding every year and they are not just within city centres as in some places they cover huge areas around and between cities. There are more than 55 separate zones see German Environmental Zones – Umwelt-Plakette.de (https://www.umwelt-plakette.de/en/information-about-german-environmental-badge/environmental-zones-in-germany/german-environmental-zones.html)

grath
02-09-2017, 08:22
From memory, the majority of City's using the system are from central Germany northwards. I don't remember many down south except Ulm.
Therefore, if to head for Trier, go up the Mosel, then from Kloblenz, head south to the Rhein. Main. Necker, and onward to Bavaria, I doubt you will have any issues!

wildebus
02-09-2017, 08:22
We got our green sticker from a small town TUV - you can get a list on the internet of where. Only €5.50 from memory , but with more places being part of the scheme, worth getting sorted. Lasts as long as the vehicle

How do they determine which sticker is the appropriate one? No emission info on most van reg documents. Is it down to age,weight or vehicle type? e.g. In the UK, I can drive in the LEZ or in the CC at no cost, but soon as I reclassify my van to no longer be a Minibus, a trip into the LEZ will cost me £100 a pop and CC £12. Similar kind of thing in Germany?

grath
02-09-2017, 08:25
How do they determine which sticker is the appropriate one? No emission info on most van reg documents. Is it down to age,weight or vehicle type? e.g. In the UK, I can drive in the LEZ or in the CC at no cost, but soon as I reclassify my van to no longer be a Minibus, a trip into the LEZ will cost me £100 a pop and CC £12. Similar kind of thing in Germany?

From memory, I think ours went by the age of there van. You copy the reg docs. Ours is 2010 and a green sticker.
Our previous van was a 2012 and also a green sticker

wildebus
02-09-2017, 08:36
From memory, I think ours went by the age of there van. You copy the reg docs. Ours is 2010 and a green sticker.
Our previous van was a 2012 and also a green sticker
Mine is a 2003 so unlikely to rated that well :( however, it IS a VW, so has very special emissions ;)

oldpolicehouse
03-09-2017, 09:57
A few years ago touring in Germany we decided to visit Berlin.
Called at a TUV station and got a green sticker just with the V5. They checked the VIN number under the bonnet and checked it against there online database.Took just a few minutes ,cost around 5 euros and the nice chap even came out and stuck it on the windscreen.
Interestingly we stayed in the stelplatz closest to the centre of Berlin which is well sign posted inside the low emission zone. Walking around the stelplatz I saw vans with yellow stickers, red stickers and some with none at all.

grath
03-09-2017, 10:03
A few years ago touring in Germany we decided to visit Berlin.
Called at a TUV station and got a green sticker just with the V5. They checked the VIN number under the bonnet and checked it against there online database.Took just a few minutes ,cost around 5 euros and the nice chap even came out and stuck it on the windscreen.
Interestingly we stayed in the stelplatz closest to the centre of Berlin which is well sign posted inside the low emission zone. Walking around the stelplatz I saw vans with yellow stickers, red stickers and some with none at all.

The Stelplatz at Ulm is within the zone if coming from the town, however there was another way in without going through the zone. This was about two or three years ago, things may have changed!


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