PARIS – France plans to raise its registration fees next year for cars that are gas hogs, in an effort to encourage sales of more fuel-efficient vehicles and keep the national budget under control. But a “gas hog” in France can emit as little as 136 g/km of carbon-dioxide, the equivalent of 46 mpg (5.1 L/100 km) for a diesel powertrain or 41 mpg (5.7 L/100 km) for a gasoline engine. The new “malus” fees start at €100 ($130) on those cars emitting ...

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