Low Emissions Zone (Crit'Air)

Last updated: 5 November 2017
In France, the scheme was introduced by the Energy Transition Act. Paris became
the first city to seize it into force with the entry of its Low Emissions Zone backed
by Crit'Air air quality certificates. In order to travel, motorists must display the
Crit'Air sticker visibly on their windshield. The stickers provide an indication of
pollutants emitted by the vehicle. Six categories exist, with a corresponding color
and a specific vignette for electric vehicles.
Initially, gasoline and diesel passenger cars of more than 10 years of age,
motorized 2- and 3-wheelers more than 16 years of age and buses, coaches and
heavy vehicles of more than 15 years of age are prohibited Monday to Friday from
8 am to 8 pm.
These restrictions will progressively affect more and more categories of vehicles

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