Paris to ban all diesel cars by 2024, petrol by 2030

Paris to ban all diesel cars by 2024, petrol by 2030

Paris to ban all diesel cars by 2024, petrol by 2030

It's not the only developed country that has such plans, as the Dutch also plan to ban all fossil fuel cars by 2030, and China already stated it would ban petrol cars 'in the near future'.

Diesel-powered vehicles are actually set to be outlawed in Paris before their gas-powered equivalents.

"Transport is one of the main greenhouse gas producers.so we are planning an exit from combustion engine vehicles, or fossil-energy vehicles, by 2030", Najdovski told France Info Radio, according to Reuters.

Paris city officials have announced plans to ban all gas and diesel vehicles from the city by 2030.

"This government goal affects the whole French territory, rural zones included", a Paris City Hall statement said. Her detractors have accused her of waging a war against cars. Paris has also instituted temporary auto bans inside the city in response to pollutant levels in the area, causing some irritation from city dwellers who have to commute by vehicle. The statement added that Paris officials would keep discussing the issue with residents and vehicle makers in the coming months.

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Paris has seen significant amounts of rising air pollution in the last few years.

Many Parisians do not own cars, relying on extensive public transport systems and, increasingly, fast-burgeoning networks offering bikes, scooters and low-pollution hybrid engine cars for shot-term rental.

The move is, in part, a pollution-reducing effort. She has launched a program banning traffic from the famed Champs-Elysees Avenue once a month, introduced rental bicycles in the streets as well as a fleet of electric cars to encourage residents to leave their polluting vehicles at home.

Officials hope that France as an entire country will ditch cars dependent on fossil fuels by 2040.

Paris will host the Olympic Games in 2024.

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