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Greater Paris: The number of new cars is down

According to a recent report, there are fewer and fewer new cars in the Greater Paris metropolis. We explain this amazing phenomenon.

If we are still feeling the effects of the health crisis, which has caused major economic upheavals, sales of new cars are slowly starting to increase again in France. Of course, we are still very far from reaching the figures from before the Covid-19 pandemic, and in particular from 2019, but there is still a little better. A slight improvement which is also explained by the fact that the shortage of semiconductors is also starting to fade a little, even if the situation is still a little tense. But the French are starting to buy carsdespite steadily rising prices.

Not in Paris

However, the situation is not quite the same within the Greater Paris metropolis. Indeed, according to a recent report released by the Atelier parisien d’urbanisme (Apur), an organization largely financed by the city of Paris, new cars are down in this area. Indeed, it would be 30,000 fewer vehicles that would have been counted, which “ confirms the trend towards the demotorisation of households according to the report. Something to delight the mayor of Paris, who had mentioned the evaporation of cars thanks to his urban plans aimed at reducing the place of the latter in the capital.

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Goal achieved?

Measures which are therefore bearing fruit according to Apur, which sees in this drop the effects of these initiatives to encourage Parisians to leave their cars behind. But also of the rise of alternative modes » and « economic considerations related to rising energy and vehicle prices“. According to Airparif, passenger cars are responsible for 9% of fine particle emissions and 26% of NOx emissions. But if new car sales drop, it could also mean that Parisians simply keep their old car or decide to go elsewhere…

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