which cars will no longer be able to drive in 2024?

ZFEs will proliferate in the next few months in France. Here are the stickers that will no longer be allowed to circulate in the city in 2024.

Traffic bans will increase in the coming years in French cities. Cities with more than 150,000 inhabitants will tighten ZFE standards, with the obligation for certain drivers to dispose of their vehicle. Restrictions which will already be visible from 1 January 2023, but which will especially be reinforced in 2024.

ZFE, big cities will tighten the screws in 2024

The restrictions will therefore be tightened from 1 January 2024 in many French cities. Here is the list of the various cities that will tighten access to their ZFE:

  • Marseilles : ban on Crit’Air 3 (passenger vehicles and utility vehicles). From 1 September 2024 within the inner perimeter of ring boulevards.
  • Greater Paris : ban on Crit’Air 2 (passenger vehicles and utility vehicles). From 1 July 2024 within the inner perimeter of the A86.
  • Lyons : ban on Crit’Air 4 (private vehicles) From 1 January 2024 within the inner perimeter of the Laurent-Bonnevay ring road.
  • Grenoble : ban on Crit’Air 3 and 4 (private vehicles). From 1 January 2024 within the city’s perimeter and 13 neighboring municipalities.
  • Montpellier : ban on Crit’Air 4 (passenger cars) and Crit’Air 3 (commercial vehicles). From 1 January 2024 within the city’s perimeter and 11 neighboring municipalities.
  • Toulouse : ban on Crit’Air 3 vignettes (passenger and commercial vehicles). From 1 January 2024 within the city and the municipalities that lie within the ring road.
  • Rheims : ban on Crit’Air 3 vignettes (passenger and commercial vehicles). From 1 January 2024 within the city limits.
  • Strasbourg : ban on Crit’Air 4 vignettes (passenger and commercial vehicles). From 1 January 2024 within the perimeter of the municipalities of Eurometropolis Strasbourg.
  • On a : ban on Crit’Air 4 vignettes (passenger and commercial vehicles). From 1 January 2024 within the perimeter of the hypercentre and the Promenade des Anglais.

These traffic restrictions do not concern collector cars (indicated on the gray map). It should also be noted that several urban areas are implementing measures for agricultural machinery.

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Traffic restrictions: how do you know if your car is affected?

Fixed for several years, the rules for awarding Crit’Air stickers have not changed. But they are still little known by motorists.

In fact, your Crit’Air vignette depends primarily on your engine’s Euro standard. For example, you must be at least Euro 2 to benefit from Crit’Air 5, Euro 3 for Crit’Air 4. The allocation also depends on whether you drive on diesel or petrol. For petrol, the Euro 2 and 3 standards are eligible for a Crit’Air 3, Euro 4 for a Crit’Air 2 and Euro 5 and 6 Crit’Air 6. On the diesel side, it is Euro 4 for Crit’Air 3 and Euro 5 and 6 for Crit’Air 2.

To find out the Euro standard for your car, nothing could be easier: it is shown on your gray card. Meet in category V9it must be mentioned there.

The nice thing, compared to the system linked to the production year that is sometimes presented, is that you will sometimes be eligible for a good surprise. In fact, some manufacturers have homologated their engines ahead of the Euro standards deadlines. For example, a Renault Clio II petrol from 2003, in 1.4 16V or 1.6 16V, Euro 4 approved. It is therefore important to check the Euro classification of your vehicle on its gray card.

If your car is one of the prohibited models, you will be obliged to change the model against one or more fines.

You can find our entire file in the magazine Auto Plus No. 1778dated 30/09/2022.

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