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    Introduction

  A sticker called 'Crit'Air' is mandatory for all vehicles if they want to enter a French 'emergency low emission zone' (ZPA) (in cases of high pollution events) or a French 'low emission zone' (ZRC).

So far there are:


From 1 November 2016:

The Grenoble Metropolitan area has an emergency low emission zone scheme during high pollution events:

  • On the second day of a high pollution event the speed limit with be lowered to 20km/h.
  • If the pollution event lasts longer than five days only vehicles with a Crit'Air sticker are allowed to drive. See the national scheme section below for more details on the sticker. Public transport can be used with one ticket throughout the day and renting a bike (Métrovélo) is half-price.
  • If the events lasts longer than seven days vehicles need a minimum of Crit'Air sticker. Public transport and renting a bike (Métrovélo) is for free.


Day 1 of pollution episode

 

 

 

 

 

 

From day 2

 

 

Speed reduced to 70km/h on A51, A480, between the tollbooths of Vif and Voreppe, A41 between Carronnerie and tollbooth Crolles

 

Speed reduced to 20km/ on streets where the maximum speed is greater or equal 90km/h.

 

 

 

From day 5

 

Public transport: one ticket valid all day and half-price renting a bike (Métrovélo)

 

 

 

 

Vehicles without Crit’Air sticker are not allowed to circulate

 

From day 7

 

Public transport and renting a bike (Métrovélo) are for free.

 

Vehicles with Crit’Air sticker 4 and 5 are not allowed to circulate.

 


A pollution alarm was in operation from the 7-18th December 2016. Another started on the 21st December 2016, 2nd January 2017. Check on our news page, also the Grenoble city announcements on pollution alarm.

All vehicles

Emergency scheme

The metropolitan region of Grenoble with its 49 communes, covering about 600 square km.

    Road Sign
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There are stickers called "air quality certificates" (Certificats qualité de I’air) which are mandatory for French and foreign vehicles.

For vehicles registered in France, the French LEZ stickers can be bought here.

Stickers for foreign vehicles can be bought in English, French, German or Spanish. These stickers can be bought by those outside France. Please allow enough time for delivery.
Please note: Buying stickers from some websites can cost up to 5 times the price, so check carefully, and use official sales websites.


All vehicles can use this webpage to see what sticker their vehicle will receive.
For details see "National Scheme".


From 1st November 2016 in times of high pollution events lasting longer than 5 days: sticker Crit'Air mandatory.
If high pollution events lasts longer than 7 days: only vehicles with sticker Crit'Air 3, 2, 1 and green are allowed to drive.

Foreign vehicles are also affected and need to display an emission sticker from 1 April 2017 on. 
Foreigners can buy their stickers here.


not allowed

    Enforcement
Manual by police

    Penalty
If you drive with a vehicle that does not meet the required standard these fines apply:
cars: 68€, if not paid in 45 days it increases to 180€
HGV and buses 135€, if not paid in 45 days it increases to 375€!

 

Yes. There is a national law, based on the classifications of vehicles shown in the table below.

Low emission zone stickers are mandatory for French vehicles and cost 3,70€ plus an additional cost for postage (0,48€). For vehicles registered in France, the French LEZ stickers can be bought here.

Foreigners can buy their stickers here.

Vehicle Classification according to article L. 318-1 and R. 318-2 French road traffic act

Class

Motor-cycles, trikes and quads

Cars and vans

Lorries

 

 

 

Diesel

Petrol

Diesel

Petrol

French Crit'Air sticker purple

Gas vehicles and electric hybrids

Euro 4

1 January 2017 for motorcycles

1 January 2018 for mopeds

 

 

 

 

-

Petrol 

Euro 5 and 6

From 1 January 2011

 

 

 

 

 

-

Petrol

Euro 6

From 1 January 2014

 

French Crit'Air sticker yellow

Euro 3

1 January 2007 to 31 December 2016 for motorcycles

31 December 2017 for mopeds

Diesel

 

Euro 5 and 6

From 1 January 2011

 

Petrol

Euro 4

1 January 2006 to 31 December 2010

 

 

Diesel

 

Euro 6

From 1 January 2014

 

 

Petrol

Euro 5

From 1 October 2009 to 31 December 2013

 

French Crit'Air sticker orange

Euro 2

1 July 2004 to 31 December 2006

Diesel

 

Euro 4

1 January 2006 to 31 December 2010

Petrol

Euro 2 and 3

1 January 1997 to 31 December 2005

Diesel

 

Euro 5

From 1 October 2009 to 31 December 2013

Petrol

Euro 3 & 4

From  1 October 2001 to 30 September 2009

French Crit'Air sticker brown

Without norm

1 June 2000 to 30 June 2004

Diesel

 

Euro 3

1 January 2001 to 31 December 2005

 

 

 

-

Diesel

Euro 4

From 1 October 2006 to 31 December 2009

 

 

 

-

French Crit'Air sticker grey

-

-

-

-

-

French Crit'Air sticker green

 

Electric vehicles and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles

 

 

 


    Exemptions

The exemptions for the LEZ apply to vehicles:

  • of public interest as defined by law R. 311-1
  • of the armed forces
  • of civil security
  • of driving schools
  • of removal companies
  • of authorized market suppliers
  • transporting frozen goods and fuelling vehicle
  • specialized vehicles not used for the carriage of goods as defined in Annex 5 of the decree of February 9, 2009, except motor homes
  • such as authorized exceptional convoys
  • vehicles that have collectible marked on their registration
  • that are over 30 years of age, used as part of a commercial activity for tourism with a sticker of authorisation behind the windshild
  • vehicules with a parking card for people with disabilities



ZPA (zone de protection de l’air)


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