One thing you see a lot in French highways is trucks and the French government thinks that they harm the environment unacceptably, even when paying for the regular tolls around the whole country. Therefore the French government is studying the implementation of an additional eco-toll in order to protect the environment, the Transport Secretary, Dominique Bussereau, said in an interview on LCI television.
Bussereau said that this toll won't be implemented before October and not until the government agrees with green organizations about the use of these funds. This eco-toll will help the environment, he affirmed, because it will reduce pollution (fewer trucks on the road) and will help funding France's high-speed railway network, an airport in Britain and a channel between Paris and Belgium.
[Source: Europa Press via El Mundo]