Starting January 1, the Low Emissions Zone (ZBE) of Madrid will undergo changes in its regulations that will mean that some of the cars that until now could circulate through the municipality, will not be able to do so. This affects, above all, vehicles without an environmental label.
Until now, vehicles that did not have an environmental label were prohibited “access and circulation on urban public roads inside the M-30 and the M-30 itself”. This allowed drivers of vehicles without a low-emission label to circulate in areas such as Carabanchel, Puente de Vallecas, Hortaleza, Barajas and the rest of the districts that are outside the M-30.
On January 1, 2024, however, the passenger cars “with environmental classification A of the categories by use criteria 00 (unspecified), 02 (family) and 33 (off-road)”, as stated by the Madrid City Council, They will not be able to circulate “on all urban public roads in the municipality of Madrid”. That is, they will not be able to do so in any of the 21 districts of the capital.
This prohibition, yes, It will not affect cars that are domiciled in the city of Madrid in the Vehicle Registry and appear as registered in the Tax Register on Mechanically Traction Vehicles (IVTM) of the Madrid City Council. Some vehicles will also be exempt from this measure. They are the following.
- Cars intended for the transfer of people holding a parking card for people with reduced mobility who have registered in the Madrid ZBE access management system and show the respective parking card.
- Vehicles A that are not passenger cars, such as trucks, vans, motorcycles or mopeds.
- Vehicles categorized as historic.
This measure is, of course, part of an implementation calendar that the Madrid City Council has in place with the aim of reducing the number of vehicles that circulate through the city to mitigate the environmental impact. In 2025In fact, some of the exceptions will be removed. A passenger cars domiciled in the city and registered in the IVTM register of the Madrid City Council will not be able to circulate in Madrid. Nor those A vehicles such as vans, trucks or mopeds.
What will be the fine for driving in Madrid with A cars?
At the moment, the Madrid City Council is putting up signs warning of the new ban. In addition, it already has its camera system activated to detect vehicles that should not circulate in Madrid. In any case, and at least until next January 14drivers who fail to comply with the regulations will simply receive a warning, but will not be penalized.
As of January 14, however, those cars that circulate through the city will begin to be fined with a penalty of up to 200 euros.