the gradual end of diesel distribution in Paris postponed for the 2024 Olympics

the gradual end of diesel distribution in Paris postponed for the 2024 Olympics
the gradual end of diesel distribution in Paris postponed for the 2024 Olympics

The end of diesel distribution in four large service stations in the capital has been postponed from June 30 to September 30. The goal is that there will be no shortage of intervention vehicles during the 2024 Olympics.

The Council of Paris postponed from June 30 to September 30 the end of the distribution of diesel in four major service stations in the capital, so that intervention vehicles would not run out of it during the Olympic Games, from July 26 to August 11th.

Parisian elected officials approved on Tuesday the modification of the concession contracts of these four stations still offering diesel, “out of the 15 in the City”, recalled the deputy (EELV) for mobility David Belliard.

An adjustment “to take no risks”

Instead of June 30, these four sites located at Porte d’Aubervilliers (north), Quai d’Issy-les-Moulineaux (south-west) and Porte d’Orléans (south) will still be able to offer this fuel until September 30.

An “adjustment” made at the request of the police headquarters (PP) to “not take any risks for the Olympic and Paralympic Games”, underlined the elected official.

While the town hall “de-dieselized” its entire vehicle fleet in 2020, the Paris police headquarters has not initiated this bifurcation for its vehicles, and in particular its intervention vehicles,” he said. he justified.

A commitment from Anne Hidalgo

The end of diesel in the capital is a long-standing commitment of PS mayor Anne Hidalgo, who has continued to reduce the role of cars in the capital since her first election in 2014.

“Diesel emits micro-particles, it contributes massively to air pollution in Île-de-France”, which causes “8,000 deaths per year”, underlined Mr. Belliard.

The end of diesel distribution in these sites had been set for June 30 “with regard to” the schedule of the Low Emission Zone (ZFE) of the Greater Paris Metropolis (MGP), “which provided for the end of the authorization of the circulation of Crit’Air 2 vehicles on the territory of Paris”, recalls the town hall.

In July 2023, the MGP postponed until early 2025 the ban on the circulation of 380,000 polluting vehicles – Crit’Air 3 – in the largest EPZ in France, with local elected officials criticizing the government for its “procrastination” on the subject.

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