The Crit’Air certificate makes it possible to distinguish the most recent vehicles from the oldest. Categories 3 and 4 are no longer accepted in Paris during the day from June 1, 2021.
Rest assured, this sticker is cheaper than its distant grandmother … In mid-2016, the “air quality certificate – Crit’Air” was implemented in France. This badge, heir to the Green Pastille, aims to distinguish between old cars and less polluting vehicles (electric cars, recent gasoline, etc.). It will therefore be used to apply the famous measure ban on cars / motorcycles deemed too old in the capital. Likewise, it makes it possible, during pollution peaks, to prohibit certain vehicles from driving.
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=> What you need to know about the Crit’Air sticker
No need to go to your tobacconist, as in the past. This time, the patch to stick on your windshield is available on the internet. To acquire it, you must go to the official website: www.certificat-air.gouv.fr. On this tool, you will be able to perform a simulation to find out which Crit’Air category your vehicle belongs to. Useful tip: when ordering, bring your vehicle registration certificate (registration certificate), in order to know which Euro standard your vehicle belongs to, as well as the date of your first registration. You will also be asked for the number of this document when ordering.
Pollution sticker: the price, the price
On the site www.certificat-air.gouv.fr, you can order the badge. This will then be sent by post to the address specified on the registration document. Be careful, therefore, if your home is not up to date on this document… The sending times are generally around ten days. When you make your purchase, beware of unofficial sites, which take advantage of the event to heal their margin and offer you a colorful badge much more expensive than the real one …
The price of the anti-pollution sticker is set at 3.70 euros. Including shipping costs, you will therefore have to pay 3.62 euros to get this sesame. This is significantly less than the 300 to 400 francs claimed for the car sticker which was to be affixed to all vehicles in circulation until the end of the 1990s.
Let’s end with some good news: the air quality certificate will be valid for several years.
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