France suspends Ecotaxe introduction
After major protests, the French government has decided to suspend its «Ecotaxe», a new road charge for commercial vehicles that was to be introduced on 1 January 2014. The new toll charges would have been levied on all domestic and foreign vehicles of 3.5 t and over when using the country’s national and main road network.
The French senate has mandated a commission to investigate how Ecomouv, a much criticised electronic toll system company, procured the contract to levy the new road charge. (ben)