Diesel powered vehicles are going through their last hours. As of June 1, pre-2006 diesel engines will no longer be permitted to operate in certain cities where Critâ € ™ air stickers are in effect.
All vehicles bearing a Critâ ???? air 4 sticker will no longer be accepted in Low Emission Zones (ZFE) from June 1. This measure will apply to diesel cars from before 2006 and motorcycles from before July 2004. And the noose will tighten from July 2022 for the Critâ ???? air 3 , diesel from before 2010 and gasoline from before 2006, which will no longer be able to drive.
Ultimately, all diesel engines and gasoline cars from before 2011 will be banned on January 1, 2024.
This new ban applies to the ten EPZs in France, such as Toulouse MÃ © tropole, EuromÃ © tropole de Strasbourg, Grenoble-Alpes MÃ © tropole, the MÃ © tropole du Grand-Paris, Aix-Marseille, or Grand Lyon Métropole. And by 2024, 45 territories will be affected, including Bordeaux which should move to ZFE in 2022.
The ban on polluting vehicles should also be extended to all cities with more than 150,000 inhabitants by 2025.
By being the diesel cars of the automobile fleet, the government wishes to reduce the CO2 emissions emitted by these polluting vehicles. “Within four years, we will have reduced air pollution, for example in Paris, by 40%. This will help people no longer suffer from bronchial tubes, there are 48,000 people who die each year from air pollution, it is the second form of avoidable death in France “, had specified the Minister for Ecological Transition, Barbara Pompili, on BFM on April 10.
Offenders expose themselves to a risk of a fine of 68 euros in the event of a control. And the issue of video over tagging is on the table. The state wishes to equip itself with an automated control system before the “end of 2022, beginning of 2023”.