Glasgow Low Emission Zone

All vehicles entering the city centre zone area must meet the less-polluting emission standards.

Glasgow Low Emission Zone

Glasgow's Low Emission Zone is an essential measure to improve air quality and help protect public health, especially for those most vulnerable. 

  • Low Emission Zones (LEZs) stop the most polluting vehicles entering an area, which improves air quality and helps to protect public health.
  • LEZs operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week, all year round
  • Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras are linked to local and national vehicle licencing databases, to monitor all vehicles driving in a LEZ. They will detect vehicles which do not comply with the emission standards.
  • Emission Standards

    A vehicle may only drive within a LEZ if it meets the specified emission standards.

    LEZ emission standards are specified with regards to the Euro emission standards, and are as follows:

    • Euro 4 for petrol cars and vans
    • Euro 6 for diesel cars and vans
    • Euro VI for buses, coaches and HGVs
  • There are some exemptions to Glasgow's LEZ, and zone residents have extra time to comply.
  • Fully electric vehicles meet LEZ requirements in Scotland.
  • Motorbikes and mopeds are not included in the current LEZ schemes and no restrictions apply.

Full details about Glasgow's LEZ can be found on our LEZ Key Information page.