Drivers across Spain are starting to receive government stickers in the post. They indicate the ecological band of your vehicle, and depending where you are, could be useful.
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.