France: free parking for Autogas drivers


More cities in France will provide Autogas vehicles with two hour free parking, following the signature of an agreement between ADEME (French national Environment and Energy Management Agency) and AVE (Association of Green Vehicles) to revive and develop the bonus scheme called “green disc.”

This partnership will help support the development of alternative fuels. It will reinforce the promotion of the benefits of the green disc among local authorities through communication tools such as videos, in order to significantly extend the implementation of the initiative in all the territory.

The green disc provides two hours of free parking to cars powered by LPG (the most common alternative fuel in France), CNG, electric, hybrid, hydrogen, Flexfuel 85 but also micro-cars emitting less than 120g of CO2/km and those used in car sharing.

Currently, the green disc is available in 23 French towns including the cities of Bordeaux (33), Ales (30) Puteaux (92), Creil (60), Tassin-la-Demi-Lune (69), Orleans (45), Avignon (84), Chamalières (63), Angoulême (16), Colombes (92), Saint Omer (62), Hazebrouck (59), Arras (62), Brive (19), Cannes (06), Reims (51), La Motte-Servolex (73), Noisy-le-Sec (93), Vence (06), Nemours (77), Sceaux  (92), Vannes  (56) and Vienne (38). Many more cities are studying its implementation, with AVE hoping to see the number of participating cities multiplied by two with this new agreement.