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ZFE: which vehicles are prohibited in Paris?

Low Emission Zones (ZFE) are present in several cities and will continue to develop. Which vehicles are prohibited in Paris?

Low Emission Zones, also known as ZFE acronymwere previously called Restricted Traffic Zone.

These areas particular were specially created to protect the inhabitants citiesbut also metropolises where la pollution air is important.

Fines for non-compliance with these areas

Every driver who would think not to respect these areas and driving a polluting vehicle within them, is liable to a fine. For cars as well as two-wheelers, it amounts to 68 euros.

But as for heavyweightsbuses and coaches, the sanction is more heavy. The fine has a cost of 135 euros.

Prohibitions in Paris and its surroundings

Since June 1, 2021Crit’Air 4 category vehicles are no longer authorized to circulate in Paris and in its surroundings.

To be more precise, we are talking here about inside of the perimeter of the A86 motorwayand no longer just in inner Paris.

Crit’Air 4 category vehicles now affected by this ban are :

  • Motorized two-wheelers, tricycles and quadricycles put into circulation before July 1, 2004.
  • Diesel cars put into circulation before January 1, 2006.
  • Diesel light utility vehicles put into circulation before January 1, 2006.
  • Diesel heavy goods vehicles put into circulation before October 1, 2009.

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The Crit’Air 3 soon to be out of stock

The vehicles of the Crit’Air 3 category pass for the moment between the meshes of the net. Indeed, Métropole du Grand Paris has postponed the ban of these cars, July 1, 2023.

Initially, it was to intervene at the July 1, 2022. It had been postponed a first time until the start of the year 2023before being again postponed.

As a reminder, in 2024, this ban will be extended to the Crit’Air 2 category. This corresponds to all diesels, including the most recentand the essences before 2011.

The objective aimed at Paris and its surroundings is 100 % clean vehicles in 2030.

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