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Crit'air anti pollution sticker

Post by Kate » Thu 24 May 2018 17:01

Received by email. Any answers? I've written down here in article below as much as I know!! :-(

Dear Sirs
From your website I calculate that I need a orange E3 sticker to enter Paris in my petrol Honda Civic registered 29/3/2001.
The form asks for "Vehicle Identification number" but I can't see one in my V5C
Where is that number on the V5C they want?
For fuel is Gasoline the correct fuel?
Their assistance form is no good as it doesn't follow the V5C
Anu other help would be appreciated


https://anglophone-direct.com/critair-a ... n-sticker/

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Post by martyn94 » Thu 24 May 2018 19:40

I don’t know anything about your correspondent’s V5C, but the VIN can be found on a plate stuck onto the bodywork somewhere fairly obvious under the bonnet (or “hoodâ€￾ in American). Gasoline is called “essenceâ€￾ here.

Can I say, yet again, how much I hate these queries made at one remove, through you? You will note, as always, that this hasn’t stopped me trying to be helpful

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Post by Kate » Thu 24 May 2018 22:11

You are a big ‘ol teddy bear Martyn. Thanks. Will pass info on.

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Post by Allan » Fri 25 May 2018 11:21

Most modern cars have the VIN displayed in the bottom corner of the windscreen.

If it is a UK car then it should be on the V5C and on the MOT certificate.

I believe that European registration documents all use the same coding structure so it will probably be on the V5C in the space marked E

As Martyn says, petrol is called essence here, Gasoil is the French word for diesel and is sometimes written as gasole.

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Post by martyn94 » Sat 26 May 2018 19:28

Allan wrote:Most modern cars have the VIN displayed in the bottom corner of the windscreen.

If it is a UK car then it should be on the V5C and on the MOT certificate.

I believe that European registration documents all use the same coding structure so it will probably be on the V5C in the space marked E

As Martyn says, petrol is called essence here, Gasoil is the French word for diesel and is sometimes written as gasole.
This is a 2001 Honda, which is not entirely modern. As I recall, some French cars owners had their VIN etched onto their windscreen as a way of tracing them, like I had my registration number etched onto UK cars: they had to use the VIN because the French registration number was liable to change under the old French system. But I haven’t noticed that it’s routine.

I was pretty confident that Kate’s querist already had their VIN somewhere in their documents. But if they haven’t been able to find it, and insist on playing Chinese whispers via Kate, I wasn’t much tempted to go beyond the obvious.

Just to be fair, I suspect (belatedly) that the invisible man may have been trying to fill in the English-language version of the Crit’Air application. If it offers you “gasolineâ€￾ as a possible response to “what sort of fuel does it use?â€￾ then I guess the question makes sense. But you have to have had led a very sheltered life to be in any doubt.

One more reason to do things in French when you can: I would rather trust my French, bad as it is, than a French bureaucrat’s idea of English.

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