News JVTech Cars banned in the city from January 1: we take stock of the models concerned
Published on 26/12/2022 at 16:45
While vehicles considered “polluting” will be banned from the main cities of the country by 2025, the first measures will gradually come into force from January 1, 2023, in just a few days. Which vehicles are concerned by these first measures? We tell you everything.
In 2025, more than 40 low emission zones (ZFE) will close their doors to polluting vehicles On January 1, 2023, Crit’air 5 vehicles will be banned from ZFEs and Crit’air 3 in Île-de-France Automatic sanctions by video- verbalization to come from 2023
In 2025, more than 40 low emission zones (LEZs) will close their doors to polluting vehicles
If the measure caused a stir this summer when the European Union voted the principle of “0% thermal” in 2035 (no more new thermal vehicles can be sold in the EU from 2035), another measure has for the moment remained somewhat silent in France, and it consists in purely and simply prohibiting access to “polluting” vehicles (Crit’air vignettes 3 to 5) in the ZFEs, the famous low emissions, by 1 January 2025.
In effect, on this date, only vehicles that meet the Euro 5 and Euro 6 standards (which is equivalent to Crit’air 2, 1 and 0 (or green) stickers for us) will be able to cross the doors of the ZFE. Currently 11 in number, they will be extended in 2024 to all agglomerations of more than 150,000 inhabitants, i.e. the 43 largest cities in France. But until then, what concretely awaits us?
As of January 1, 2023, Crit’air 5 vehicles will be banned from ZFEs and Crit’air 3 in Île-de-France
The first measure of this vast plan concerns vehicles with a Crit’air 5 sticker (diesel vehicles over 22 years old) and it will come into force next week, i.e. January 1, 2023.
While until now traffic limits were imposed in the ZFEs on days of pollution peaks, from January 1, Crit’air 5 models are simply prohibited in the current 11 so-called ZFE zones in France, including you can find the list in the following image.
If there are already limits specific to each ZFE (for example, it is theoretically forbidden to drive in the ZFE of Paris and Greater Paris from Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. for Crit’air 4, 5 and unclassified vehicles ), in reality, there was no sanction to enforce these measures until now.
Automatic sanctions by video-verbalization to come from 2023
As you can see, if we know in the long term where we want to go, for the moment it’s a bit complicated to find our way.
At the national level, the dates to remember are :
January 1, 2023: ban on driving in ZFEs for Crit’airs January 51, 2024: extension to Crit’airs January 41, 2025: extension to Crit’air 3 in 43 ZFEs2035: ban on the sale of new thermal vehicles in the EU
But at the same time, some regions, such as Île-de-France go even further, since Paris will prohibit access to Crit’air 3 and + vehicles from January 1, 2023. And with several months of delays, a video-verbalization system will be put in place thanks to the city’s surveillance cameras.
Thus, the crossing of the city gates will be continuously scanned and any breach will result in an automatic fine of 68 euros for light vehicles and 135 euros for heavy goods vehicles.