The 4.5 million French people who benefit from holiday vouchers can deposit up to 250 euros on their electronic toll badge, ie a maximum discount of 25 euros.
Vinci Autoroutes will grant a 10% reduction on toll expenses paid in holiday vouchers, the concessionaire told the Minister of Transport on Monday, who asked for a “gestureto motorway companies.
“Vinci Autoroutes has decided (…) to grant a 10% reduction on its network on toll expenses paid by means of holiday vouchers deposited on Ulys electronic toll badges“, Indicates its president Pierre Coppey in a letter consulted by AFP. The 4.5 million French people who benefit from holiday vouchers can deposit up to 250 euros on their electronic toll badge, ie a maximum discount of 25 euros. This measure comes into force on July 14, and will be effective for all trips made until September 15.
“A gesture” requested
While the rise in fuel prices is increasing the holiday budget this summer, the new Minister of Transport Clément Beaune asked Sunday in The Parisian “a gestureto motorway companies. “The government has concentrated its efforts on fuel, with the rebate of 18 cents which extends until the fall. We will, with Bercy, bring together all the players around the table, to think about actions. It would be useful if the motorway companies made a move. As TotalEnergies and others have been able to do, in service stations“said the Minister.
At Vinci, Pierre Coppey explained that “motorway concession companies do not benefit from inflation, which penalizes them like many companies, insofar as the prices of the works they have to carry out for the construction and proper maintenance of the network soar“. Otherwise, “motorway fares have not been affected by the current wave of inflation“, he pointed out, with an annual increase of 2% as of February 1, 2022.
“In the probably lasting context of strong pressure on the prices of fossil fuels, the only way to protect purchasing power in the long term is to implement long-term solutions to decarbonize road transport, which, it should be remembered, represents , 85% of the journeys of our fellow citizens“, underlined the president of Vinci Autoroutes.