Tougher emissions penalties set to be unveiled in France

September 20, 2016

Charges for the most polluting vehicles are set to be increased under proposals to change the French bonus malus system that are being presented later this month. Under the scheme, cars with carbon dioxide emissions which exceed a specific limit pay a financial penalty, which increases as emissions rise. Low-emission cars receive a rebate. Les Echos reports that the threshold at which penalties start being introduced will reduce from 131g/km of CO2 to 127g/km, although the opening penalty will fall from €150 to €50. The maximum penalty will increase from €8,000 to €10,000 for vehicles emitting 191g/km, down from 201g/km. In 2015, 13.6% of car purchases were assigned a malus, down from 17.4% in 2014.

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PSA to boost UK presence in the event of a ‘hard Brexit'

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UK sales flat despite upcoming road tax hike, diesel demand plummets

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UK new car registrations fell annually by 0.3% in February to 83,115 units according to the SMMT, driven down by weaker demand from individuals and companies. More noticeable, however, was the 9.2% drop in demand for diesels compared to February 2016, a steeper drop than the decline in Germany...