RTE: Paris votes in favour of tripling SUV parking charge to over €18 per hour

Paris voters have backed a proposal from the capital’s socialist mayor Anne Hidalgo to triple parking charges on hefty SUV-style cars, according to official results from city hall.

Parisians voted 54.55% in favour of charging cars weighing 1.6 tonnes or more €18 per hour for parking in the city centre, or €12 further out.

Some 1.3 million in the French capital were eligible to cast their ballot on the change, and it will also affect fully electric cars over two tonnes.

People living or working in Paris, taxi drivers, tradespeople, health workers and people with disabilities will all be exempt.


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