Guy’s car still has a lot of kilometers ahead of it: “It’s a six-cylinder, diesel that works perfectly”. And yet since this morning he no longer has the right to ride with it to go to work 30km from his home: “It is Crit’air 4, unusable, I was not told when I bought that there was an expiration date “. It is now considered too polluting to travel in Île-de-France within the internal perimeter delimited by the A86 motorway, the metropolitan low-emission zone (ZFE).
Concretely, if you have a Crit’air 4 sticker, that is to say that your vehicle is a diesel registered before 2006, or a motorized two-wheeler registered before July 2004, you no longer have the right to circulate in Ile de France inside the ring formed by the A86, from Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., under penalty of a fine of 68 euros.
There are of course exceptions: police cars, ambulances, vehicles for disabled people, charities, vehicles used in filming or to supply markets, among others. In a year from now, diesels registered before 2011 and gasolines registered before 2006 will be banned in this zone, then almost all diesel in 2024.
“We will have to find a solution to sell unsaleable vehicles”
But whatever, Guy will not respect the ban, due to lack of budget to change the car: “I will continue to use it and I think we will be very numerous to juggle so as not to be arrested. And then he we will have to find a solution to sell unsaleable vehicles “.
13% of vehicles are now excluded from the metropolitan low-emission zone in Île-de-France. And that also concerns craftsmen and their utilities: “On June 1, asking us to change our entire fleet of vehicles is a bit complicated”, deplores Elisabeth Détry, the president of the Chamber of Trades and Crafts.
Aid is planned by the State and the Metropolis of Greater Paris. But for Xavier Horent, General Delegate of the National Council of Automotive Professionals, more communication is needed: “There is a problem of readability at the level of the various support systems because there are also national systems or even of the agglomeration “. Aid which can go up to 19,000 euros for the purchase of a new car under income conditions.
According to Airparif, the measure should prevent 50 deaths and 520 new cases of asthma per year. It is estimated that there are 6,600 pollution-related deaths per year in the metropolis of greater Paris. The measure also targets petrol vehicles registered before 1997.