SUVs in Paris – level 2

12-02-2024 15:00

Paris wants to make its city greener for the 2024 Olympics. They decided to make parking more expensive for SUVs.

Only a few people voted on this change. SUVs might have to pay three times more for parking now. People who support this change say that big cars cause more pollution and use too much space. They think people should use bikes or trains instead. But others say that it is too expensive to stop using cars.

Paris leaders are happy about the vote and they expect to take action. They even want car makers to make smaller cars.

Difficult words: SUV (a large powerful car), pollution (making the air, water, or soil dirty).

You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.

What was the reasoning behind increasing parking fees for SUVs in Paris and what are the potential impacts of this decision?


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