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In Paris, news on the Crit’Air vignettes. According to the previous schedule, the Crit’Air 3 should have been excluded from the Ile-de-France ZFE in January. Diesel registered before 2010, and petrol prior to 2006 are concerned. The ban is finally postponed to July 2023. The reason: the metropolis is still waiting for a law allowing the implementation of automated control.
In June, the French market fell by 15% compared to the same month last year. Volumes fell in the same proportions in the first half. Renault and the alliance weigh for a third of market share. They owe it to certain growing brands, such as Nissan, Dacia or Alpine. Stellantis loses more than the average at 17%. We note all the same the return of growth at Alfa Romeo. The 208 dominates by a short head the Clio and the Sandero at 11,490 units. 10 French women squat the top 10.
The French charging operator ELECTRA develop their network. The fast terminal specialist has raised 160 million euros. SNCF and RATP notably participated in this operation. ELECTRA intends to have 50 stations, or 600 charging points by the end of the year. The operator is also setting up in Belgium and Italy this summer. The rapid development of the network is essential, in a market where electricity now exceeds 10% market share.
Artcurial’s last sale took place on the sidelines of Le Mans Classic. The 1953 Maserati A6 CGS obtained the highest bid, 3.4 million euros. A Mercedes 300SL Roadster found a buyer for 1.025 million euros. The Renault manufacturer sold a 1970 Elf Gordini single-seater for children, exchanged for 21,456 euros. A new Renault V6 Turbo went for 196,000 euros. Strangely, the F1 at the wheel of which Alain Prost won the championship in 1983, was not sold. The cause, a reserve price of 800,000 euros not reached.
Do not miss the test of the week, the new Toyota Aygo X. The Japanese manufacturer is betting on a city car that is still 100% thermal. See you on Tuesday on leblogauto.com.
Finally the novelties of the week. Look at the images of the surprising Renault 5 Diamond. Volkswagen presents its all-new Amarok, a pickup truck based on the Ford Ranger. A word from Sport-Auto. Ferrari rolled out its prototype hypercar to Fiorano, who will race at Le Mans next year.
The French market fell again in June. It is also changing, with the development of the charging network. At the same time, there is always room for passion, with yet another fine Artcurial sale at Le Mans Classic.