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    • MSE Faye
    • By MSE Faye 3rd Mar 17, 1:24 PM
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    Driving to France? Check if you need a new emissions sticker to avoid a fine
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    • 3rd Mar 17, 1:24 PM
    Driving to France? Check if you need a new emissions sticker to avoid a fine 3rd Mar 17 at 1:24 PM
    New rules in Paris, Lyon and Grenoble mean you're likely to need to display a vehicle emissions sticker when driving...
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    • Reaper
    • By Reaper 3rd Mar 17, 1:44 PM
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    • 3rd Mar 17, 1:44 PM
    Great idea, I hope they introduce it for some cities over here.
    • DCFC79
    • By DCFC79 3rd Mar 17, 4:38 PM
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    • 3rd Mar 17, 4:38 PM
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    • 3rd Mar 17, 4:38 PM
    And as per usual theres an unofficial site just like there is for the EH1C cards and passports so as the link says be careful with your money.
    Je Suis Charlie
    • Biggles
    • By Biggles 4th Mar 17, 10:20 AM
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    • 4th Mar 17, 10:20 AM
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    • 4th Mar 17, 10:20 AM
    Hmm, my CO2 is listed as 0.200 but the form responds 'CO2 must only be in numbers'.

    I've tried listing it as 0,200 but with no effect.
    • takman
    • By takman 4th Mar 17, 6:31 PM
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    • 4th Mar 17, 6:31 PM
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    • 4th Mar 17, 6:31 PM
    Hmm, my CO2 is listed as 0.200 but the form responds 'CO2 must only be in numbers'.

    I've tried listing it as 0,200 but with no effect.
    Originally posted by Biggles
    Your cars emissions will not be listed as 0.2 g/km. If you have an electric car then it might be zero, if it's a hybrid then it won't be less than 18.

    But CO2 emissions are usually whole numbers and definetly won't be a decimal number less than 1!.
    • Biggles
    • By Biggles 5th Mar 17, 8:51 AM
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    • 5th Mar 17, 8:51 AM
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    • 5th Mar 17, 8:51 AM
    Your cars emissions will not be listed as 0.2 g/km. If you have an electric car then it might be zero, if it's a hybrid then it won't be less than 18.

    But CO2 emissions are usually whole numbers and definetly won't be a decimal number less than 1!.
    Originally posted by takman
    Aha! I was looking (quite reasonably, I thought at the time) under exhaust emissions and assumed they were after the CO figure.

    The CO₂ figure is listed right up with the car description and specs but I had never thought of looking up there; it's 171g/km.

    Cheers for that.
    • kiddy guy
    • By kiddy guy 5th Mar 17, 8:53 AM
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    • 5th Mar 17, 8:53 AM
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    • 5th Mar 17, 8:53 AM
    Worth noting that its really unclear what constitutes Paris.

    It does appear that its within the Peripherique, so outside of this in Paris suburbs you should be okay.
    • Tarambor
    • By Tarambor 5th Mar 17, 12:11 PM
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    • 5th Mar 17, 12:11 PM
    I always find it quite funny that pollution problems seem to be able to be mysteriously solved by whacking on a new charge or tax which does nothing to reduce the pollution but does put a nice chunk of change in the council or government's pockets.

    THey've conveniently chosen ages of vehicles which cannot apply that are going to be almost non-existent in number. I mean 1997 for cars, how many P and R reg cars do you see in the UK? 2000 for HGVS, they're usually well past end of life after 10 years and have been shipped to Africa for parts.
    • TrustyOven
    • By TrustyOven 6th Mar 17, 12:37 PM
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    • 6th Mar 17, 12:37 PM
    And if you have a late 90's Japanese import car?
    Would it even have a Euro rating?
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    • Johnmcl7
    • By Johnmcl7 6th Mar 17, 4:58 PM
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    And if you have a late 90's Japanese import car?
    Would it even have a Euro rating?
    Originally posted by TrustyOven
    If you follow the site in the MSE guide, there's an option for a registration certificate without a Euro rating.

    John
    • bugslet
    • By bugslet 6th Mar 17, 7:55 PM
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    Bag of fun when you have to register a fleet
    • redux
    • By redux 7th Mar 17, 10:32 AM
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    Coming soon for Lille (voted a month ago), Toulouse soon, Strasbourg from September ...
    • GeorgeHerts
    • By GeorgeHerts 8th Mar 17, 4:37 PM
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    I've had my H registration car converted to run on propane (LPG), which is low carbon. Can I get this to affect my Crit'Air rating?


    London UK won't acknowledge it for its Low Emissions zone, unless the LPG system was installed when the car was built (mine is after-market). Why?


    Geo.
    • Goldenyears
    • By Goldenyears 9th Mar 17, 3:16 PM
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    In Germany for their Green Sticker system it is possible to get once in Germany at one of their equivalent "MoT" stations if you have the registration document with you. Wonder why not in France? Still much more convenient to do it online though.
    • arles417
    • By arles417 14th Mar 17, 10:27 PM
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    I'll be travelling through Lyon in May on route to Provence. I wont be stopping off there but l'Autoroute du Soleil (A7) and the A6 runs straight through the centre.
    Does anyone know if I need one of these stickers for my 1995 motorhome?
    Graham
    • kuba
    • By kuba 22nd Mar 17, 11:40 PM
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    I wonder how you can get such sticker for the car which is not yours (leased) and you do not have V5C for it?
    • Apodemus
    • By Apodemus 23rd Mar 17, 7:25 AM
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    I'll be travelling through Lyon in May on route to Provence. I wont be stopping off there but l'Autoroute du Soleil (A7) and the A6 runs straight through the centre.
    Does anyone know if I need one of these stickers for my 1995 motorhome?
    Graham
    Originally posted by arles417
    I reckoned I would get one just in case. There is a bend there in Lyon where a couple of times I have got stuck in the wrong lane and ended up off the Autoroute by mistake!

    To me it's a bit like the Dart Charge, from 600 miles away how are you expected to know in advance about such a charge, and in amongst the high-sided vehicles it would be very easy to miss, or not understand the couple of signs. Consistency is needed on our roads so that a reasonable person can be expected to know the rules, not random conditions that apply differently in different places. [/Rant]
    • 50Twuncle
    • By 50Twuncle 21st Jun 17, 5:01 PM
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    We should also fine Johnny Frenchman 50 BRITISH GROATS - if he fails to display an "I love BREXIT" sticker in the front left hand window of their cars - at an exact distance of 7 3/16 inches from the edge of the glass !!
    • AdrianC
    • By AdrianC 21st Jun 17, 5:46 PM
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    I reckoned I would get one just in case. There is a bend there in Lyon where a couple of times I have got stuck in the wrong lane and ended up off the Autoroute by mistake!
    Originally posted by Apodemus
    It's a very small area of central Lyon.


    To me it's a bit like the Dart Charge, from 600 miles away how are you expected to know in advance about such a charge, and in amongst the high-sided vehicles it would be very easy to miss, or not understand the couple of signs. Consistency is needed on our roads so that a reasonable person can be expected to know the rules, not random conditions that apply differently in different places. [/Rant]
    Well, given that there's enough bloody huge signs each side, and the Dartford Crossing has been charging since it opened in 1963...
    • Johno100
    • By Johno100 21st Jun 17, 6:01 PM
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    Well, given that there's enough bloody huge signs each side, and the Dartford Crossing has been charging since it opened in 1963...
    Originally posted by AdrianC
    1963! Surely its been paid for by now?
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