In Paris, parking could soon become more expensive depending on the weight of the vehicle, as suggested by elected environmentalists.
Elected environmentalists do not like SUVs and do not fail to let it be known. The latest idea, still in the thinking stage, is to charge more for parking. As reported France 3 Paris Ile-de-Francethese vehicles are considered too polluting, too cumbersome. In short, they accumulate the evils.
Preventing the acquisition of a vehicle of this kind, which remains only a simple car, is complex. On the other hand, charging a penalty based on weight for parking could convince the authorities of the capital. These would seek an agreement with other municipalitiesas to the parking payment criteria.
SUVs responsible for all evil
An idea launched a few weeks ago by David Belliard. The ecologist deputy to the town hall of Paris, in charge in particular of transport, proposed to “see if we cannot, for example, integrate criteria, such as weight criteria on the question of the price of parking. » And the politician tweeted a photo of an Audi Q2, a car weighing 1.2 to 1.5 tonnes…
Heavy and super bulky, SUVs go against the city’s adaptation to climate change. They are aberrant in a city like Paris.
I will come back to this in this article. @lemondefragainst SUVs in town, the protest swells pic.twitter.com/xQ3oS1I4Cc
— David Belliard (@David_Belliard) February 26, 2023
He also offered to tax these vehicles, to defuse the « social bombs », in his words, that the increase in the price of the Navigo pass represents. He detailed his point of view in an interview with 20 Minutes :
“If we do nothing, it is not at 84.10 euros that the Navigo pass will be. It will be at 100, 110, 120 euros. “We are facing a situation of social bomb. It is necessary to “diversify the modes of financing, in particular around ecological and redistributive taxation. “This by taxing” SUVs, (…) particularly in town where they have no use and are very polluting. “The tax on kerosene is also a track. »
Also read on Auto-Moto.com: