Charged extra for our car by French authorities?

A Land Rover Discovery TDV6

We bought a new Land Rover Discovery TDV6 3.0L and had agreed on the price but, when given the bill, we discovered the price included €8,000 marked as MALUS ECO PASTILLE. In addition, we now receive a demand each year for €189. Can you clarify if these charges are correct and why? T.B.

It is hard to be precise without the full details of the purchase and looking at your carte grise.

France does levy large surcharges on powerful cars deemed to contribute to air poll-ution.

Such “malus” charges have existed for a number of years but the rules and amounts have varied.

They used to be called eco-pastille, which is probably what the ...

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