Posted Nov 13, 2022, 1:00 PMUpdated Nov 14, 2022, 9:55 a.m.
He has an appointment to rent an electric vehicle on a long-term basis because, to buy one, he would have to wait more than eighteen months. Moreover, growls Sylvain Fornes, “they warned me that the deadline was all the same one year for a rental”. Don’t talk about ZFE, these low-emission zones made compulsory by the mobility orientation law and then the Climate and Resilience law, to this painter located in the Dombes valley, near Lyon.
Since last year, his two vehicles in Crit’Air 3 are no longer welcome in the metropolis. Moreover, he gave up taking on new sites in the city and did not rehire after the departure of his employee. Business is now done with the family, with a Boxer Crit’Air 2 van found second-hand, almost the spoils of war. A stone’s throw from retirement, Sylvain Fornes decided to “rebuild” his clientele before passing the business on to his son. Excluding ZFE. “I have a depot and I’m going to make it a showroom to be more visible and get into business,” he explains, fearing the extension of the system to the 35 municipalities of the Lyon metropolitan area.