Paris forbids circular in July to cars more than 20 years


Paris wants only the latest vehicles to move with total freedom

The city Council of Paris has decided to to reduce the pollution paralyse the 10% of its fleet within the area of the ring (Boulevard Périphérique) all working days, between 08:00 and 20:00, and no restrictions on weekends. The goal is to reduce emissions of oxides of nitrogen and particles of the older models, with systems anti-pollution less effective.

ban affects:

  • Cars registered before 1 January 1997
  • light commercial Vehicles registered before October 1, 1997
  • Motorcycles and mopeds registered before 1 June 1999
  • trucks and Buses registered before 1 October 2001 (from July 2015)

Among the list of exceptions does not include historic vehicles
(over 30 years), unless they are used for the purposes of tourism or
business, not for private use. Nor does it affect the vehicles
adapted for people with reduced mobility, tank trucks or
fridges, etc, The list can be found in the
Website of the city council of paris.


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What alternatives are there?

To the citizens that see limited their mobility, have been offered solutions, in addition to the existing public transport. Parisians will be able to choose between 400 euros to purchase a bicycle (electric or not), or credit reduced to 50% of Autolib’ and 50 euros in travel pre-paid along with a one-year Navigo and Vélib’. These services consist of cars and bikes for temporary use are dotted around the city, and to change, will be sent to the scrap car.

For young drivers will not be necessary to get rid of a vehicle previously in order to receive aid. There is also support for professionals, in the event that you dispose of your vehicle and acquire one power or moved to base of gas. Those who choose not to comply with the ban will be punished with fines between 35 and 450 euros.

Obviously, the measure does not convince all, and already there are those who put the cry in heaven for the logical loss of value of the cars that can’t circulate. The reasons are of weight, 9 out of every 10 parisians breathe in more nitrogen oxides (NOx) allowing the European Union. Attributed to vehicular traffic, 66% of the NOx of the city and 58% of the fine particles.


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does Not end here the restrictions, since en 2020 will be very difficult or impossible to move with a diesel for the city. The total ban has already been supported, with 54% of votes. It remains to be seen if the measure will actually be effective, or if contamination will remain at similar levels for the low net contribution of vehicle vintages.

it Is estimated that half of the pollution in paris the contribute up to 10% of the vehicles

vehicles are going to discriminate for a system stickers, that will identify and clarify to the agents of circulation what is the level of vehicle emissions, which depends on the year and the normative Euro that he met when he enrolled. In the highest range are the vehicles of hydrogen fuel cell, very difficult to see in Paris, but also pure electric.

On previous occasions the city has attempted to cut the pollution with exceptional measures, such as limiting the circulation to the 50% plate numbers odd/even, days without car, or closing of streets to traffic. In 2020 may not be circular with cars that do not meet Euro 5, and, of course, will run on gasoline.


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Paris has the same problem that large european cities with a high concentration of vehicles with diesel engines, such as Madrid or Milan. When the atmospheric conditions are not ideal, pollution pockets and affects public health. According to the city Hall of Paris, the pollution reduces the average life expectancy in 6 to 9 months.

The prohibition of circular to older vehicles meet the criteria of the normative Euro, but various studies have shown that the most modern models have not reduced emissions as was once thought, so remove that 10%, and that’s assuming you move a lot, you may not have the effect that was sought.

France has gone from being the country’s most pro-diesel in Europe, with the permission of Spain, to be anti-diesel by the harmful effects of their pollution. Although sales of electric cars, hybrids or gas is taking off, the problem is years view be fixed. In addition, out of the belt peripheral, none of this applies, so that the efficacy is limited.