Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire proposed this week to evacuate the punishment on most CO2-emitting vehicles. He also recommends that car advertising be accompanied by information on their environmental impact.
Economy Minister Bruno Le Maier wants to curse the punishment from the car. "We are losing the battle for CO2 […] for the simple reason, it's that you have an explosion of large-scale vehicles. ", said Bruno Le Mayer during the show BHM policy.
The Minister proposes 'Lower penalty for car'. The current system limits the fine to € 12,500 for vehicles up to 173 grams of CO2. "Up, (the sentence) no longer progresses" and "I suggest we remove it"he said.
For the record, penalties punish cars that emit the most CO2, or those who spend the most: gasoline engines, big cylinders and heavy vehicles such as an SUV. In contrast, low-capacity diesel engines are "favored" (as long as they are attached to the pillar by Crit & # 39; Air stickers, go figure …). As for electric cars, they are spared every time.
New Advertising Obligations?
Bruno Le Mair, on the other hand, suggested that the car ads be pointed "That such a vehicle has a negative impact on the environment"referring to the fields of tobacco and alcohol.
"Why would carmakers be allowed to offend the most polluting vehicles without customers, citizens, being warned of the pollution risks associated with these vehicles? "he asks.
“I leave them free to advertise […] but inform the citizen about the impact these vehicles have on the environment. ", launches Bruno Le Maire.
In practice, however, this idea seems difficult to apply. Most of the time, manufacturers advertise the model, not the different engines offered on the vehicle.
Finally, the French minister questioned the European rule linking CO2 emissions with the weight of vehicles. "I hope we will look at this rule and open a debate […] to see if these CO2 weighted index rules still make sense today "he said.
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