According to data from the Belgian Federation of Automobile Manufacturers, 604,000 vehicles with Euro 4 diesel engines will be banned from the beginning of the year in Brussels, which is a low-emission zone.
38,000 of these vehicles between the ages of 11 and 16 are registered in Brussels, more than 350,000 in the Flemish region and more than 215,000 in the Walloon region.
At the moment, a large number of older vehicles are also not allowed into Brussels. If these vehicles enter the Brussels region, a fine of 350 euros is imposed.
Belgium, with a population of 11.4 million, has a total of 5.85 million registered vehicles.
Belgium, which is governed by the federal system, is made up of the Brussels Capital Region, the Flemish Region and the Walloon Region.
The administration of the Brussels Capital Region plans to ban the traffic of diesel vehicles from 2030 and gasoline vehicles from 2035, within the scope of the European Union (EU) goal of reducing gas emissions to zero. greenhouse effect by 2050 to combat the effects of climate change.