+ What environmental badge does my vehicle have?
The DGT has classified the vehicles that can qualify for the environmental badge in four different categories: B (yellow), C (green), ECO (green-blue) and 0 (blue), according to the National Air Quality Plan and protection of the atmosphere of 2016.
If you want to check the license plate of your car, click here
If you want to know more about the environmental badge, click here
All vehicles, including cars, motorcycles, buses or trucks
need their environmental badge to travel through Madrid or Barcelona.
+ Are they mandatory?
According to the DGT, the placement of the badge is voluntary. However, recently the city councils Barcelona and Madrid demand to wear the badge placed on the lower right side of the front windshield.
+ If you drive without the badge, can they fine me?
Yes. In Barcelona, to drive without the badge in low emission areas, it´s a 100€ fine.
In Madrid, from April 24, it will be mandatory. The fine is 90€.
+ What documentation should I provide to request the badge?
If you are a private customer, you must send us a photo or scan (JPG, PDF or PNG formats) of the front of your ID or Driver's License and the Driving Permit of your car.
If you are a company, you can send us the documentation as a private person or you can choose to send us the company´s CIF. Whatever you find most comfortable.
+ Who can apply?
Anyone. You can request the badge for your father, partner, company, etc. The important thing is that the registration permit and the car´s license plate match.
+ Can I travel through Barcelona? And, Central Madrid?
This is a question with a wide answer, so we advise you to have a look at the pages of the town halls of Barcelona and Madrid:
For driving in Madrid in Madrid *, we have the ECOVIAL app**, that will help you to know the existing contamination stadium, protocol for Madrid (almond) and Central Madrid.
Download it, it´s free!* Barcelona will be soon.** Android only at the moment.
+ Foreign cars, what happens with them?
If you want to travel through these cities. You need to consider consulting these town halls before entering.
The DGT only issues environmental badges for cars registered in Spain and with Spanish´s license plates.
However, can I drive through? More or less. Remember that the Spanish authorities do not require you to wear the environmental badge. However, the cities of Madrid and Barcelona, they demand it. So, if you come on vacation, visit, work, tourism, etc. The best thing is that you have to contact them so that they can provide you with passes / invitation.
These are the webs of the town halls, in English:
*.* There is no page in English.
+ How long will it take to obtain it?