Strasbourg to ban all diesel vehicles in 2025
Strasbourg City Council is to implement a staged process of restrictions on diesel vehicles, leading to the total ban from 2025.
While France is aiming for a total ban on the sale of fossil fuel vehicles by 2040, Strasbourg is taking the lead in announcing the end of diesel as early as 2025.
"We are in a health emergency" says Christel Kohler. Deputy Mayor of the city. "Strasbourg has always been a driving force in terms of soft mobility. We have to move up a gear on diesel.”
A low-emission zone (LEZ) starts in 2021, banning unclassified vehicles.
Vehicles classified "Crit'Air 5" will be banned from 2022.
Then follow categories 4 (2023), 3 (2024) and 2 (2025).
Since no diesel vehicle is classified as Crit'Air 1, the prohibition of category 2 stickers must therefore lead to a complete restriction on diesel vehicles.
To ensure compliance with these new rules the CITY intends to implement automated devices based on a radar system from 2022.
"The year 2021 will be rather educational for users to get used to," says Christel Kohler.
To meet the target and allow citizens to meet the deadline, the city of Strasbourg plans to implement several measures. In particular, subsidy for electric bicycles, a car pooling bonus and also "solidarity" pricing for public transport are planned