Athens: Low-Emission Cars to Drive Through Greece’s Capital as of Sept 1/2012

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As I have been permanently about the air-pollution in Athens, I should be fair and post about the new measures to be applied as of September 1 st 2012 and allowing only low-emissions car to drive through the centre of the Greek capital.

Below the new measure as posted by daily Kathimerini

The restrictions preventing some cars from entering the center of Athens have been lifted for the summer, marking the end of the so-called “ring” based on license plate numbers, which began in 1982 to combat pollution and congestion.

From September 1, only low-emission cars will only be allowed to enter central Athens during peak hours.

Under the new scheme, only cars which comply with the Euro 5 emissions standard introduced in September 2009 will be allowed to drive into or through the center.

Vehicles that meet the Euro 4 standard but emit less than 140 g/km of carbon and hybrid cars will also be allowed access at all times.

Hopefully before September we will know what cars will be allowed to drive through and at which hours.