Parking charges for some SUV cars in Paris are set to triple, after a landmark vote passed on Sunday evening.
Some 54.5% of Parisians voted to increase the price of parking passes for cars weighing more than 1.6 tonnes from outside the city.
It is the latest effort by Socialist mayor Anne Hidalgo to make the host city for this year’s Olympic Games greener and friendlier for pedestrians and cyclists.
The cost to park SUVs in Paris’s central districts for drivers that do not have a special licence from local authorities would soar to €18 (£15) per hour for the first two hours, compared to €6 (£5) per hour for smaller cars.
After that, parking would become increasingly punitive.
A six-hour stay with an SUV would cost €225 (£192), compared to €75 (£64) for smaller vehicles.
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