Vehicle category and exhaust emission class

Vehicles registered in Poland:

Vehicle category can be determined on the basis of either of the following documents:

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  • Vehicle registration document,
  • Certificate of roadworthiness,
  • Extract of the certificate of inspection,

Vehicles registered outside of Poland:

Vehicle weight class can be determined on the basis of either of the following documents:

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  • Vehicle registration document,
  • Certificate of roadworthiness,
  • Extract of the certificate of inspection of the vehicle,

NOTE: If you do not have any of the above mentioned documents for unambiguous determination of the vehicle category, the vehicle will be registered with the highest possible category, i.e. +12 t.

Exhaust emission class for a vehicle can be determined on the basis of either of the following documents:

  • EURO certificate,
  • Vehicle registration document,
  • Certificate of roadworthiness,
  • Extract of the certificate of inspection of the vehicle,
  • Copy of approval exemption decision for a vehicle,
  • Document issued by the vehicle manufacturer or the manufacturer’s authorized representative,
  • CE statement of conformity,
  • Copy of prior registration document with the same VIN (for unambiguous identification of the vehicle).

Indication of exhaust emission class in the vehicle registration document:

  • Immediate entry in the registration document as the Euro classification of the vehicle (e.g. Euro 1, Euro 5), or
  • After the year of manufacture, based on the reference table (applicable to vehicles registered in Poland or foreign vehicles):

Passenger cars, trucks or special vehicles with a maximum authorized mass (F2) >3.5 tonnes

Buses, truck tractors, trucks or special vehicles with a maximum authorized mass (F2) >3.5 tonnes

If the weight of the vehicle with trailer exceeds 3.5 t

Vehicle without trailer exceeds 3.5 t

Year of manufacture

Exhaust emission class

Year of manufacture

Exhaust emission class

from 1999

EURO 0

from 1999

EURO 0

2000-2004

EURO 3

2000-2004

EURO 3

2005-2009

EURO 4

2005-2007

EURO 4

from 2010

EURO 5

from 2008

EURO 5

  • Indirectly, by reference to EU legislation/directive specifying the rules and pollution limits for the particular Euro emission class - as specified below:

EU Directive

Exhaust emission class

GKL:G1

EURO 0

GKL:G1 OEST

EURO 0

SKL:S1

EURO 1

SKL:S1,GKL:G1

EURO 1

SKL:S1,GKL:G1 OEST

EURO 1

SKL:S2

EURO 2