|The EcoPass zone is bounded by 43 gates equipped with electronic cameras. Click to enlarge.|
The city of Milan, Italy has launched a one-year trial of EcoPass—a scheme of graduated emissions-based charges for entry into Milan’s Limited Traffic Zone (Zona a Traffico Limitato, ZTL).
The EcoPass charges of up to €10(US$14.70) per day are calculated based on the Euro emissions class of the vehicle, the fuel type, the presence of approved filters, and the type of transport (personal or goods).
In addition to the daily access EcoPass card, Milan is offering a multiple access card (50 days of access, not consecutive, with a reduced price) and an annual subscription card for residents of the ZTL.
The ZTL is bounded by 43 gates equipped with electronic camera which record the passage of the vehicles, and debit the card holder’s account appropriately.
|EcoPass Classes and Charges|
|Daily||Multiple, first 50||Multiple, successive 50||Annual resident|
|Class I||Alt fuel (e.g., LPG, CNG, electric)||Free||Free||Free||Free|
|Class II||Gasoline cars and trucks, Euro 3 and later; Diesel cars and trucks, Euro 4 and later||Free||Free||Free||Free|
|Class III||Gasoline cars and trucks, Euro 1, 2||€2||€50||€60||€50|
|Class IV||Gasoline cars and trucks, Euro 0; Diesel cars, Euro 1, 2, 3; Diesel trucks, Euro 3; Diesel Bus Euro 4, 5||€5||€125||€150||€125|
|Class V||Diesel cars, Euro 0; Diesel trucks, Euro 0, 1, 2; Diesel Bus, Euro 0, 1, 2, 3||€10||€250||€300||€250|
London, England is also planning a low-emissions zone in addition to its flat-rate congestion charge zone. (Earlier post.)
(A hat-tip to Bob!)