Five tourist areas currently introduced driving bans due to poor air quality: Paris, Strasbourg, Lyon, Annecy and Isère (Alpine region, Grenoble). In these zones, cars without the Crit’Air environmental badge and with Crit’Air Class 5 – and in some cases Class 4 – are no longer allowed to drive.
The French government has a message for automakers and suppliers who are grappling with the swift decline of diesel sales. Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire will meet with industry leaders in early April to discuss ways to save the 12,000 French jobs related to diesel engines and components.
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