Rome: diesel vehicles banned from the historic center from 2024

The mayor of Rome Virginia Raggi, no longer wants diesel vehicles on the roads of the Italian capital. The elected member of the 5 Stars Movement (M5S, populist), announced on February 26, 2018 in a speech in Mexico City to women-mayors gathered in a meeting entitled Women4Climate ( women for the climate) that the center of the Italian capital would be banned from private diesel cars from 2024. Back in her city, she aired his speech on social networks. " Rome decided to ban the use of diesel vehicles in its historic center from 2024 ," said Virginia Raggi without giving more details during her speech.

Europe turns its back on diesel vehicles

Diesel has been in decline for several years in Europe and worldwide, which forces manufacturers to return massively to petrol engines and to accelerate the electrification of vehicles. On February 25, 2018, the British financial and economic daily Financial Times claimed that the Italian-American Fiat Chrysler (FCA) was to announce in June 2018 the abandonment of diesel for the motorization of its passenger cars. 2022 because of falling demand and rising costs. The following day, the German courts opened the way for bans on the movement of old diesel in cities.

A Paris diesel vehicles before 2005 will be banned " in the first semester 2019 ", announced in late January 2018 the mayor, Anne Hidalgo in an interview to Le Monde. Thus, the Crit'Air 4 (diesel vehicles from 2001 to 2005 Euro 3 standard) will be denied access to the French capital in the year 2019. Then it will be the turn in 2022 of Crit'Air 3 (Gasoline vehicles from 1997 to 2005 Euro 2 and 3 standard and diesel vehicles from 2006 to 2010 Euro 4 standard) " to arrive at the end of diesel in Paris in 2024 ," added Mrs. Hidalgo.