So far, only 4.3 million drivers in Madrid, Barcelona, Granada, Sevilla and Valencia have received them – the rest of us will get them next year. Why those provinces? They’re the most polluted in Spain.
The stickers come in four flavours:
- Blue 0 – electric cars
- Halftone Eco – hybrid
- Yellow B – cars and light vans that are: A) petrol and matriculated between 2000-2006 or B) diesel matriculated between 2006-2014
- Green C – cars and light vans that are: A) petrol and matriculated after 2006 or B) diesel matriculated after 2014
Older vehicles won’t get a sticker.
What good are they?
Currently, they’re not obligatory although the DGT does suggest sticking them on the top right portion of your windscreen.
If your vehicle is electric or hybrid, stick it on straight away as you can then park for free in blue and green areas, and use bus lanes with one passenger.
The other colours will likely be used to reduce traffic in urban centres in the future, and legislation allows councils to impose traffic regulations based on these stickers.