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Which electric cars weighing less than 2 tonnes can be parked for free in Paris?

Paris free parking

The French capital has introduced incentives to encourage the use of electric vehiclesincluding free parking. The aim of this initiative is to offer a financial advantage to electric vehicle owners.

However, not all electric vehicles benefit from free parking. From now on, only those weighing less than 2 tons are eligible. This excludes many electric SUVs and other heavy-duty vehicles, but there are several models that meet this weight limit.

In this article, discover our selection of electric SUVs and electric sedans for free parking in Paris.

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Tesla Model 3 - 513 kmrange - 1,836 kg

The Tesla Model 3 is one of the most popular electric vehicles on the market, thanks to its balance of performance, range and price. It perfectly combines performance, range and elegant design. Designed to offer a superior driving experience, it's ideal for those looking for an eco-friendly alternative without compromising power and comfort.

Lighter than the Model Y, it is eligible for free parking in Paris.

 

  • Weight : 1,836 kg
  • Range : 513 km (WLTP cycle)
  • Engine : 208 kW / 283 hp
  • Acceleration : 0 to 100 km/h in 6.1 sec
  • Top speed : 225 km/h
  • Battery: 60 kWh

Fast recharge : 25 min (10 to 80%)

Eligible finishes Autonomy
Tesla Model 3 Long Range
629 km
Tesla Model 3 Performance
528 km
Tesla Model 3 Propulsion
513 km

The Tesla Model 3 is available from Beev starting at €39,990but also in for private customers at €660/month and in for professionals at €523/month.

smart #1 - 440 km range - 1875 kg

Smart #1

The smart #1 combines style, practicality and cutting-edge technology. Designed for optimal urban mobility, its eligibility for free parking in Paris makes it an attractive option for reducing costs. Its autonomy is sufficient for most urban and suburban journeys without the need for frequent recharging, and its size is also ideal for the narrow streets of Paris, making maneuvering and parking easier.

    • Engine : 200 kW /272 hp
    • Acceleration : 0 to 100 km/h in 6 sec
    • Maximum speed : 180 km/h
    • Battery : 66 kWh
  • Fast recharge : 30 min (10 to 80%)
Eligible finishes Autonomy
smart #1 Brabus 66 kWh
440 km
smart #1 Premium 66 kWh
440 km
smart #1 Launch Edition
440 km
smart #1 Pro+ 66 kWh
440 km

The Smart #1 is available from Beev starting at €39,990but also in for private customers at €531/month and in for professionals at €547/month.

Hyundai Kona Electric - 449 km range - 1760 kg

LMD Hyundai Kona

Perfectly suited to the capital's narrow streets and heavy traffic, the Hyundai Kona Electric is distinguished by its exceptional maneuverability and compact size, making it easy to park. Its responsive electric motor ensures dynamic, quiet driving, while helping to reduce air pollution.



  • Engine : 150 kW / 204 hp
  • Acceleration : 0 to 100 km/h in 7.9 seconds
  • Top speed : 167 km/h
  • Battery : 64 kWh

Recharge time : 47 min (10 to 80%)

Eligible finishes Autonomy
Hyundai Kona Electric Creative
514 km
Hyundai Kona Electric Executive
514 km
Hyundai Kona Electric Intuitive
514 km
Hyundai Kona Electric Premium
514 km

BMW iX1 eDrive20 - 474 km range - 1,940 kg

BMW iX1 eDrive20 front

The BMW iX1 eDrive20 perfectly embodies the BMW PHILOSOPHY philosophy of elegance (top-of-the-range finishes, spacious and luxurious interior)superior performance and advanced technology.

 

Designed for demanding drivers, this model offers an exceptional driving experience while being perfectly adapted to city life. Weighing in at 1,940 kg, you can enjoy free parking in the capital with this model. 

 

  • Engine : 150 kW / 204 hp
  • Acceleration : 0 to 100 km/h in 7.3 seconds
  • Maximum speed : 180 km/h
  • Battery : 67 kWh
  • Recharge time : 19 min (10 to 80%)
Eligible finishes Autonomy
BMW iX1 eDrive20 M Sport
474 km
BMW iX1 eDrive20 X Line
474 km
BMW iX1 eDrive20
474 km
BMW iX1 eDrive20 Business Line
474 km

The BMW iX1 eDrive20 is available at Beev starting at €46,900but also in for private customers at €432/month and in for professionals at €549/month.

Hyundai IONIQ 6 - 614 km range - 1,985 kg

Hyundai IONIQ6 grey profile

The Hyundai IONIQ 6 represents the future of electric sedans, with its aerodynamic design, innovative technology and impressive fuel efficiency. Hyundai designed for demanding, environmentally conscious drivers, this electric sedan offers an exceptional driving experience. Its generous range and advanced technologies make it the perfect choice for Parisian city dwellers.

 

  • Engine : 168 kW / 229 hp
  • Acceleration : 0 to 100 km/h in 7.4 sec
  • Maximum speed : 185 km/h
  • Battery : 77.4 kWh
  • Recharge time : 18 min (10 to 80%)
Eligible finishes Autonomy
Hyundai IONIQ 6 First Edition
614 km
Hyundai IONIQ 6 Intuitive
614 km
Hyundai IONIQ 6 Executive
614 km
Hyundai IONIQ 6 Creative
614 km

The Hyundai IONIQ 6 is available at Beev starting at €56,900but also on a leasing basis for private customers at €865/month and in for professionals at €641/month.

Kia EV6 - 528 km range - 1,985 kg

Kia EV6 top Korean electric car

With theEV6, Kia proves once again its commitment to sustainable mobility. This electric SUV embodies the future of urban motoring, offering city-dwellers an elegant, high-performance and responsible alternative for everyday mobility.

Equipped with a powerful battery and ultra-fast recharging technology, it offers generous autonomy for stress-free travel in and around Paris.



  • Engine : 168 kW / 229 hp
  • Acceleration : 0 to 100 km/h in 5.2 seconds
  • Maximum speed : 185 km/h
  • Battery : 77.4 kWh
  • Recharge time : 18 min (10 to 80%)
Eligible finishes Autonomy
Kia EV6 GT-Line
528 km
Kia EV6 Air Design
528 km
Kia EV6 Air Active
528 km

The Kia EV6 is available from Beev starting at €49,690but also in for private customers at €725/month and on for professionals at €629/month.

Renault Scénic e-Tech - 625 km range - 1,917 kg

Renault Scenic e-Tech profile

This model from La Marque au losange offers a smooth, quiet driving experience, perfect for navigating the busy streets of Paris. With its impressive range, it lets you move freely around the capital and its environs without worrying about recharging. 

What's more, the spacious, modular interior of the Scenic E-Tech offers optimum comfort for the whole family.

 

  • Engine : 125 kW / 170 hp
  • Acceleration : 0 to 100 km/h in 8.6 seconds
  • Maximum speed : 180 km/h
  • Battery : 60 kWh
  • Recharge time : 35 min (10 to 80%)
Eligible finishes Autonomy
Renault Scenic e-Tech Autonomie Confort
430 km
Renault Scenic e-Tech Grande Autonomie
625 km

The Renault Scenic e-Tech is available from Beev starting at €39,990but also in for private customers at €516/month and in for professionals at €521/month.

Kia Niro EV - 463 km range - 1737 kg

Kia Niro EV

Perfectly suited to the streets of Paris, the Kia Niro EV offers exceptional maneuverability and a compact size for easy parking. Its electric motor ensures a smooth, quiet ride, while helping to reduce air pollution.

 

Its spacious, comfortable interior offers generous trunk space, ideal for shopping or family activities. The car is also equipped with a host of technological features that make driving safer and more enjoyable.

 

  • Engine : 150 kW /204 hp
  • Acceleration : 0 to 100 km/h in 8.6 seconds
  • Maximum speed : 180 km/h
  • Battery : 60 kWh
  • Recharge time : 43 min (10 to 80%)
Eligible finishes Autonomy
Kia Niro EV Active
463 km
Kia Niro EV Motion
463 km
Kia Niro EV Premium
463 km

The Kia Niro EV is available from Beev starting at €44,640but also in for private customers at €492/month and in for professionals at €494/month.

Conclusion

Paris has therefore taken a significant step towards a greener future by offering free parking for electric vehicles weighing less than 2 tonnes, thus generating significant savings. This initiative is logically in line with the current trend (30% increase in sales in 2023 compared with 2022) and French interest in clean models.

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