Go Back   FloridaStreetScene > Community Forums > Automotive News and Information


Automotive News and Information Here you will find news, videos and other information related to cars, trucks and motorcycles.

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-15-2015, 10:47 AM   #1
AutoBlog information
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 1,619
AutoBlog has much to be proud of, 50-99
Info Paris may ban old cars from city's roads

Filed under: Government/Legal, Green, Car Buying, Emissions, Driving, Europe, Diesel

The mayor of Paris is supporting a possible ban on cars registered before 1997 from entering the city center. By 2020, that prohibition could roll forward to include vehicles from before 2011.

If you're hoping to take a tour of romantic, central Paris in a classic Citroën or Peugeot, you might want to book the trip soon. The city's government is yet again pushing to ban older vehicles from Parisian roads.

Starting as soon as this summer, cars registered before December 31, 1996, trucks from before September 30, 1997, and commercial vehicles and buses prior to September 30, 2001, could be banned from the city center, according to Autocar. These prohibitions are just the beginning of the possible changes. By 2020, the Parisian government reportedly wants to roll things forward to keep vehicles from before 2011 off the road.

Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo supports the idea. She previously pushed to have the maximum speed limit through the city be about 19 miles per hour.

This potential old car ban in Paris comes at the same time as a diesel backlash by France's government. The prime minister believes backing the fuel is a mistake, and the country is offering 10,000 euros ($11,300) to anyone who trades is an oil-burner over 10 years old on an electric car. According to Autocar, the tax on diesel is also going up.

Bans on old vehicles have been proposed in Paris in the past. A prohibition against SUVs and aging diesel-fueled vehicles was suggested in 2010. Also, a previous mayor of Paris supported a rule in 2012 that would have kept vehicles 17 or more years old out of the city center. Maybe this time things will actually move forward.

More @ AutoBlog.com
AutoBlog is offline   Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Video: Where it's going, the DeLorean hovercraft doesn't need roads AutoBlog Automotive News and Information 1 01-22-2013 11:36 PM
Nissan Releases Some Info on Production Juke NISMO [Paris Auto Show] Car&Driver Automotive News and Information 0 09-27-2012 10:59 PM
Nine-Year Itch: Hyundai to Return to WRC, Cancel U.S. Motorsports Programs [Paris Aut Car&Driver Automotive News and Information 0 09-27-2012 06:00 PM
Video: Why are snowy roads like these never closed? AutoBlog Automotive News and Information 0 01-24-2012 02:33 PM
Kanye West Breaks Down at Concert in Paris (Hey Mama Live) ChopSticks Music, Movies and Television 7 04-26-2008 11:34 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:10 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
The forum is protected by expressed copyright and the information contained within this forum is intended for its members to be used here and is privileged to the valued users of this forum. You are notified that any use, dissemination, or coping of the information here is not permitted without the permission of the administration.