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Paris weekday ban on pre-1997 cars takes effect, historic cars excepted

Paris weekday ban on pre-1997 cars takes effect, historic cars excepted

Beginning this week, drivers will not be able to take older cars into the center of Paris on weekdays. The ban encompasses most cars made before 1997 and motorcycles made before 2000, and was enacted to combat rampant air pollution in the French capital. Older cars and motorcycles now face fines... read more

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Paris, by Flickr user Alexandre Dulaunoy (Used under CC License)

Half Of All Cars Banned From Paris Roads Over Smog; Electric Cars Exempt

Hazardous levels of pollution have caused authorities in Paris to enact its first car ban since 1997. The French capital will ban all vehicles on alternate odd and even... read more March 17, 2014 by


 
Citroen DS

France To Ban Classic Cars From Capital To Clean The Air

For some, the image of a classic Citroën DS passing along the Champs-Élysées couldn't be much more French if a man in a stripy top and beret walked past... read more November 14, 2012 by 5


 
Bolloré BlueCar electric car used for Autolib' car-sharing service in Paris, September 2012

Bollore Bluecar: Sharing Paris's Most Popular Electric Car

The most popular electric car in Paris is not what you think. It's not the Nissan Leaf, or the Mitsubishi i-MiEV (or its Citroen C-Zero or Peugeot i-On siblings). It's a... read more October 2, 2012 by 0


 
Autolib'

Can Electric Car-Sharing Promote Social Mobility? Discuss

In the developed world, we often think of ourselves as living in a classless society. But in fact, huge disparities still exist between the haves and the have-nots. Can... read more September 7, 2012 by 2


 
pininfarina bluecar geneva 004

Pininfarina BlueCar Makes Debut In Paris Rental Scheme

Whether electric cars are suitable for the wider market yet is still a topic undergoing heated debate, but several companies have found a use to which they're very much... read more October 3, 2011 by 0


 
Eiffel Tower and green cars

Electric Cars To Help 2050 Europe Goal Of Zero-Emissions Cities

When looked at in pure dollars and cents, there are many cases in which electric cars don't yet provide a payback. But other forces will boost their chances of adoption... read more March 25, 2011 by 1


 
2011 Mazda2 exterior and detail

Most Popular Posts of 2010: Mazda2, Prius Crashes, Leaf, Volt, and Other EVs

We love looking back to see what's been popular over the course of a full year. And 2010 was definitely chock-full of green car news. Our 10 most popular posts this year are... read more December 30, 2010 by 0


 
Eiffel Tower and green cars

Paris To Test Banning Gas-Guzzlers (Yes, SUVs!) In City Core

Why are many European carmakers now planning to build electric vehicles? Because many European cities are widely expected to ban high-emissions vehicles from their city cores... read more December 28, 2010 by 27


 
2012 Ford Grand C-Max

Paris Motor Show: Ford Confirms C-Max Hybrid And Plug-In Minivans

Since launching the Ford Escape Hybrid in 2004, Ford has confined sales of its hybrid-electric vehicles to North America. But that's about to change. In European markets... read more September 30, 2010 by 0


 
2010 Jaguar C-X75 Concept, released at 2010 Paris Motor Show

Paris Motor Show: Jaguar C-X75 Turbine-Electric Supercar Concept!

We don't use exclamation points all that often, but once in a while it's justified. In this case, the Jaguar C-X75 Concept supercar just unveiled at the 2010 Paris Motor Show... read more September 29, 2010 by 0


 
2010 Renault DeZir Concept

2010 Paris Motor Show: Green Car Roundup of Concept Vehicles

Just two more days to go until the official media day at the 2010 Paris Motor Show. And even before that, there's a slew of announcements, reveals, receptions, parties, and... read more September 28, 2010 by 0


 
Kia Pop Concept, to be shown at the 2010 Paris Motor Show

First Look: Kia Electric Pop Concept For Paris Motor Show

The dog days of summer may still be with us, but automakers across the globe are gearing up for the big Paris Motor Show, which kicks off just six weeks hence. This morning... read more August 18, 2010 by 11


 
Citroen C1 ev'ie

Forget The Showroom, Your First EV Test-Drive Could Be A Rental Car

Imagine going on a  vacation to London, or Paris. You've just got over the jet-lag and are feeling like exploring the city.  You've done all the usual tourist activities... read more July 2, 2010 by 2


 
Renault Kangoo be bop ZE electric vehicle

Renault Unveils Uber-Cute Kangoo BeBop ZE, First of Four Electric Cars

Annual meetings are often grim, and never more so for automakers than this year, with every company confronting plummeting sales and red ink. But Renault resolutely moved... read more May 6, 2009 by 0


 

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