Denis Baupin, a Parisian environmental official, told RTL radio anyone who had an SUV should "sell it and buy a vehicle that's compatible with city life. I'm sorry, but having a sport utility vehicle in a city makes no sense."
Test restrictions are set to begin late next year, giving SUV-loving Parisians a short amount of time to get out of what Baupin calls "gas-guzzlers".
Along with Paris, Lyon, Grenoble and Aix-en-Provence are also considering the restrictions. Penalties have not yet been decided, but the cities may model their restrictions on London's low emission zones.