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Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2024 12:45pm
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Brightonsuperwomn

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Is there anywhere on here that explains what the ‘A B C etc categories mean?  I’ve been told I need one on my car for driving in an around Madrid.  Many thanks. 

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Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2024 1:26pm

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Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2024 1:26pm

Yes, been posted before but:

There isn't an A. Vehicles not compliant under the other groups will be considered A and not allowed in any of the LEZ

Group B. A yellow sticker for petrol passenger cars and light vans register from Jan 2000 onward. Diesel passenger cars and light vans registered from Jan 2006, vehicles with more than 8 seats, either diesel or petrol, registered from Jan 2005.

Group C. A green sticker for petrol passenger cars and light vans registered from Jan 2006, diesel passenger cars and light vans registered and diesel or petrol vehicles with more than 8 seats registered from Jan 2014.

Eco badge coloured green and blue for plug in hybrid with a range of less than 40km, non plug in hybrid, cars powered by natural gas, hydrogen etc.

Zero emissions, A blue sticker for battery electric vehicles, extended range (over 50km) electric vehicles, plug in hybrids with a range of over 40km and fuel cell vehicles.

Stickers for Spanish registered vehicles only can be obtain from a post office or Correos online. For a daily visit authorisation to Barcelona for foreign registered vehicles search for Barcelona daily LEZ permit and, though I haven't seen one, probably Madrid as well. 

Signs will show as no entry with a picture of a car and emissions and labelled excepto (followed by the sticker letter, B, C etc).

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Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2024 1:35pm

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Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2024 1:35pm

marcliff wrote on Wed Jan 10, 2024 1:26pm:

Yes, been posted before but:

There isn't an A. Vehicles not compliant under the other groups will be considered A and not allowed in any of the LEZ

Group B. A yellow sticker for petrol passenger cars and light vans register from Jan 2000 onward. Diesel passenger cars and light vans registered from Jan 2006, vehicles with more than 8 seats, either diesel or petrol, registered from Jan 2005.

Group C. A green sticker for petrol passenger cars and light vans registered from Jan 2006, diesel passenger cars and light vans registered and diesel or petrol vehicles with more than 8 seats registered from Jan 2014.

Eco badge coloured green and blue for plug in hybrid with a range of less than 40km, non plug in hybrid, cars powered by natural gas, hydrogen etc.

Zero emissions, A blue sticker for battery electric vehicles, extended range (over 50km) electric vehicles, plug in hybrids with a range of over 40km and fuel cell vehicles.

Stickers for Spanish registered vehicles only can be obtain from a post office or Correos online. For a daily visit authorisation to Barcelona for foreign registered vehicles search for Barcelona daily LEZ permit and, though I haven't seen one, probably Madrid as well. 

Signs will show as no entry with a picture of a car and emissions and labelled excepto (followed by the sticker letter, B, C etc).

Thank you Marcliff.  I have now obtained a green ‘C’ badge.   Not sure if I understand completely, but does it mean if I see a sign with C on it, I’m not allowed in that area?   Forgive my dimness. 

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Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2024 2:49pm

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Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2024 2:49pm

Currently at least a C sticker means no restrictions.

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Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2024 3:07pm

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Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2024 3:07pm

Brightonsuperwomn wrote on Wed Jan 10, 2024 1:35pm:

Thank you Marcliff.  I have now obtained a green ‘C’ badge.   Not sure if I understand completely, but does it mean if I see a sign with C on it, I’m not allowed in that area?   Forgive my dimness. 

If you see a sign with a C on it then you are allowed in that area. The signs will have a no entry to vehicles sign followed by 

EXCEPTO 0 ECO C

Which means only zero, eco and C graded cars are allowed. If no C then you are not allowed but there won't be any of those for some time.

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Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2024 9:01pm

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Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2024 9:01pm

marcliff wrote on Wed Jan 10, 2024 3:07pm:

If you see a sign with a C on it then you are allowed in that area. The signs will have a no entry to vehicles sign followed by 

EXCEPTO 0 ECO C

Which means only zero, eco and C graded cars are allowed. If no C then you are not allowed but there won't be any of those for some time.

Oh, fab. 

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Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2024 8:09am

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Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2024 8:09am

It may help you if you take a look at the N332 website.   The site is for English speaking people, deals with anything to do with driving in Spain and is run in collaboration with officers of the Guardia Civil.   Also, the site has an English version of the Spanish equivalent of the Highway Code on it.

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Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2024 9:38am

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Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2024 9:38am

Golandrina wrote on Thu Jan 11, 2024 8:09am:

It may help you if you take a look at the N332 website.   The site is for English speaking people, deals with anything to do with driving in Spain and is run in collaboration with officers of the Guardia Civil.   Also, the site has an English version of the Spanish equivalent ...

...of the Highway Code on it.

Thank you, I shall make use of it. 

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