France has introduced the Crit'Air Vignette!
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France introduced environmental zones and the Crit'Air Vignette on 1st July 2016.
Task of the Crit'Air Vignette newly introduced on 1st July 2016 is the differentiation of old, polluting vehicles and new environmentally friendly vehicles. The differentiation is supposed to be taken in 6 categories. Aim of this introduction is to avoid step by step the entrance of worse Crit'Air categories into the environmental zones.
Together with the introduction of the Crit'Air Vignette, so-called areas with restricted traffic “Zones à Circulation Restreinte /ZCR“ as well as “air protection areas” (such as Grenoble) will be established in France.. Only vehicles being equipped with a Crit'Air Vignette are allowed to enter into this ZCR area.
The new French Crit’Air Vignette has been introduced on the 1. Juli 2016, first in Paris. Followed the cities and region of Grenoble, Lyon, Lille and Strasburg and other cities. Summer 2017 were already 10 environmental zones introduced. You’ll find more information about each environmental zone on our overview on the French environmental zones. Please notice the difference between a ZCR zone and a ZPA zone.