The government of the Brussels Region has confirmed its commitment to ban diesel vehicles from 2030 and gasoline vehicles from 2035. It has presented the details of the development stages of the Low Emission Zone (LEZ) with a new timetable until 2035.
From 2028, petrol scooters will be banned in Brussels, while motorcycles will remain allowed until 2035. CNG and LPG gas vehicles are also affected by the Brussels “thermic ban”. These light vehicles will be banned in the capital from 2035; hybrid vehicles are also included. The government also announced its strategy to install 22,000 charging points available to the public.
Brussels is investing massively in alternatives to the private carElke Van den Brandt, Brussels Mobility Minister
According to impact studies, the ban on diesel and gasoline engines in 2030 and 2035, coupled with the implementation of the Good Move mobility plan, would prevent 100 to 110 premature deaths per year due to air pollution in Brussels and reduce greenhouse gas emissions from transport by 65 to 75% compared to today.
Despite these improvements, a majority of Brussels residents still live in neighborhoods where air pollution is above WHO recommended health limits. This pollution is mainly due to road transportBrussels Region
According to studies, the first stages of the “low emission zone” in Brussels would have reduced NO2 emissions by 11% and fine particles by 11.5%.