Hi,has anyone any experience of the French government’s new on-line car registration process?Since the 6th November 2017 the local sous-préfecture no longer issues carte gris. I have in the past registered my English registered cars here and the service has been good. Go to the sous on Monday morning, pick up the provisional carte gris on Wednesday afternoon. The full cg arriving a few days later.i submitted an on-line application on Thursday of last week, got a reference number and a statement the application was being processed. Now over a week later I am still waiting. Can’t see a way of chasing the application.i don’t know who built the software or designed the process but the on-line form asks the same question twice. I had hoped the new system would take the guessing out of the system.Anyone have a similar situation?John
Hi,I wrote last year about my experiences with the new on- line vehicle registration system here in France.When I last wrote My application had failedhad because my independent cert of conformity was not acceptable (despite having previously used them successfully at the local prefecture).My next attempt failed because I did not have a secure logon using France Connect. Odd, because the previous application hadn’t either but had got processed.So I apply for France Connect - quite straight forward - and then resubmitted the application. However the new logon also, unknown to me, submitted the previous one as well. Resulting in two files open for the same vehicle. I waited and after a week each one duly went to the next stage: ‘examination by an officer’ and there they have stayed for over a week.Being a glutton for punishment I decided to try and register my motorcycle. I got a file number but no receipt of submission.‘Mon Espace’ on the immatriculation website has no open cases.Can anyone advise me how I can contact the authority to cancel one of the submissions, and find out what’s happened to these cases. My English car insurance is up for renewal soon and I want French plates and insurance.How long I will have to wait for a response from the government?Has anyone used the online system successfully? - would you share your experience?Thanks,John
Can anyone give us some advice on finding a long term carpark near Poitiers airport. We plan to come and go from there throughout the year, but have discovered that the parking provided at the airport will be very expensive to keep a car there long term, any suggestions would be appreciated! Many thanks!
We have considered electrifying vehicles at various times in our lives, but now seems to make more sense.Technology is advancing at speeds unimaginable before,We have Lithium batteries of both sorts, solar power, capacitor batteries that charge in minutes, brushless motors, and various inverters and electronique control units, which are boggling.France does not seem interested in electric charging point infrastructure yet though, but I did see charge points at Castorama in Niort.We wanted to electrify a small sans permis car, but where or who could give us permission?I read that the car would have to be type approved which meant a crash test against a concrete block?I would guess a CT to approve roadworthiness would suffice?My dream might be a reality soon, prices of materials are getting cheaper every month, (maybe 2018?)What do you think?Bon fetes
For reasonsof both age and health I approached my Axa insurance agent to ask to cancel mymotorcycle insurance one month prior to the renewal date. My request was thento start a new policy for a 812cc Buggy which I have got, I was then informedthat I couldn’t cancel the motorcycle insurance as it still needed to beinsured even if it’s not being used and parked in my garage which is part of myproperty. Wouldit have made any difference had I written a letter asking to cancel then sentit by registered post. I initially refused to pay 187.50€ but had to succumb asAxa threatened legal action. So now I’mpaying for two vehicles, at a cost of 430€. Can anyone advise to get me out ofthis situation.
I thought I would share a bit of useful and cost-saving information for anyone wishing to obtain a Certificate of Conformity for a Peugeot car. If you e-mail [email protected] (vehicle registration at Peugeot UK) with a scanned copy of your DVLA vehicle registration document, they will send you a free of charge Certificate of Conformity by post. I was told by other people that this could cost anything up to €130, however I e-mailed them 3 days ago and they have posted out the certificate today.
I'd appreciate any constructive comments on the following:The car's failed the CT on suspension. Got it fixed and due to take it back for a re-test but another fault has now shown up on the computer display, not affecting the safety of the car or the failed function. Will the retest just look at the previously failed item or will it cover everything again, does anyone know?If it fails again do I just have the rest of the two months to fix it or a new 2 months?If it doesn't get a pass in the two months does that make it illegal to drive? And if so, can it be driven to scrap? It won't qualify for a scrappage trade-in so not sure if there's much incentive to get it fixed as the book value may be less than the fix cost, but continuing to drive it is still cheap motoring compared to replacement costs.