Are you aware of this?

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  1. Munchie

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    What a lovely idea :BigGrin:
     
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    wow.. this is going to cost some a few bob .. also depends on the specifications of the truck (number of axles, euro class, GVWR).... €0.125 per km travelled on the taxable network.

    €125 per 1,000 km :Eeek:
     
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    From what have heard it will only affect goods vehicles so wont affect us at all. No need for panic funsters :thumb:
     
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    not according to the info

    Who does it affect?
    All vehicles weighing more than 3.5 tonnes, be they French or foreign.

    What vehicles are exempted from the tax?

    Vehicles providing key public-interest services, military vehicles, vehicles carrying agricultural supplies and public transport vehicles will be exempt.
     
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    It's very confusing. In one statement it says only goods vehicles and in another it says all vehicles.

    Trying not to panic at the moment. It's the first I've heard of it.

    Sonja
     
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    This is from the A524 website which is predominantly a fuel bunkering company for European hauliers. Quote from the top of the original webpage....The Ecotax will be introduced in France in July 2013, after an experimental period in Alsace in April 2013. It will apply to all HGVs above 3.5 tonnes, both French and foreign.
     
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    "applicable to all French and foreign freight transport vehicles using the taxable network from mid-2013."
     
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    Looks like it is just for commercial vehicles not for private use ones as far as I can see.

    We have a similar system coming in over here where all commercial vehicles pay a tax using our roads (our own haulage companies will get a discount on their VED to compensate)
     
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    Panic over...............Carry on where you all left off :Smile:
     
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    and about time, ok so it puts our importing costs up but it is spread far and wide
     
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    damn.. I was hoping for a bit more mileage out of this.. :Laughing:

    From the French FAQs

    WHAT VEHICLES ARE COVERED?
    Are subject to tax on all vehicles transporting goods, registered in France or abroad, whose gross weight allowed, or the total weight permitted if it is an articulated, is greater 3.5 tonnes and 15 000 km via the network taxable.
     
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    Sorry Jim........ One Shifty per site is enough. Am trying to keep my BP down. :Rofl1:
     
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    Aren't motorhomes known as campingcars in France?
    If that's correct then we are safe as it only applies to HGVs. :BigGrin:
     
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    But surely if somebody has a bottle or two of French wine in their motorhome they are carrying French goods so become a goods vehicle don't they? :Laughing:
     
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    If my missus is in with me does that mean it is a public transport vehicle.
    She will have paid towards the cost, of course. :Wink:
     
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    Careful - she'll give you a clippie round the ear :Laughing:
     
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    Last I heard was that in the UK charges would be £10 a day, say usage 240 days p.a then costs £2400. VED on a 44t tractor unit is currently £1200 so not much scope for recouping the extra costs there. Yet another nail in the coffin of the domestic UK haulage industry.
     
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    Just the ticket eh. :RollEyes:
     
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