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Why shouldn’t you wait until 2024 before (re)getting your registration document?

It’s important to act quickly if you need to obtain or update your registration certificate for your vehicle, as new taxes will come into effect in 2024. We can provide more information on this.

The registration certificate, commonly referred to as the gray card, is an official and mandatory document required for legal travel on public roads for all motorized land vehicles.

However, this document may need to be modified for various reasons such as a change of vehicle, change of address, or transfer. It’s important not to delay in obtaining or updating your registration document, both to ensure compliance and because certain taxes will come into force in 2024.

Taxes to be increased in 2024

A number of taxes will see their rates and/or ceilings increased in 2024. This includes the ecological penalty, which will now be capped at €60,000 compared to the current €50,000 in 2023.

This ecological penalty is based on CO2 emissions, meaning that vehicles deemed to be more polluting will face higher penalties. Additionally, the threshold for triggering the penalty has been lowered, so more vehicles will be subject to the ecological penalty in 2024.

In addition to the ecological penalty, a weight penalty will also be implemented in 2024, penalizing vehicles with excessively high operating weights. Furthermore, certain regional taxes will see their prices increase, including Normandy and the upcoming vote in December for the Centre-Val-de-Loire region.

End of incentives for green energies

Until now, “clean” vehicles benefited from certain advantages when obtaining a registration certificate. However, hybrid, E85, and LPG vehicles are at risk of losing these benefits, including the tax horse exemption that previously made registration fees minimal or non-existent.

While this rule is not universally established in all regions, it is likely that others will follow suit. This emphasizes the importance of not delaying in obtaining or updating your registration certificate.

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