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Paris voted against SUVs. But only 6% of residents went to the polls.

Of the 1 Parisians registered, 374 took part in the ballot. With 532% of votes in favor, the majority expressed their desire to tax these behemoths of the Parisian streets.

The City of Paris recently orchestrated a major vote on February 4, inviting Parisians to vote on the place of the largest SUVs in the capital.

The question had to be answered: “For or against a specific tariff for heavy, bulky, polluting individual cars?” » which caused a lot of talk and annoyance in Paris and the Ile-de-France region.

In Paris-Centre, where the Marais is located, 62,67% voted for 37,33 against.

Over the past decade, average vehicle size and weight have soared, fueled by the rise of SUVs. The latter, according to Paris City Hall, now represent 40% of sales, and pose major challenges in terms of pollution and safety in sharing public space.

The reform, approved by the vote of Parisians, will be submitted to the Council of Paris and will come into force on September 1.

Text: Katia Barillot

14.02.24

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