Paris de­clares war on diesel for Games

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - SPORTS -

Paris city au­thor­i­ties said on Thurs­day they aimed to phase out the use of diesel cars by the time the French cap­i­tal hosts the Olympics in 2024, and petrol cars by 2030.

Mayor Anne Hi­dalgo’s of­fice said the goals — which are more am­bi­tious time-wise than a gov­ern­ment plan to end sales of petrol and diesel ve­hi­cles by 2040 — would be in­cluded in a new Paris cli­mate plan.

Hi­dalgo, a mem­ber of France’s So­cial­ist Party, is on a cru­sade to ban­ish the veil of smog that pe­ri­od­i­cally shrouds the French cap­i­tal by giv­ing more space to cy­clists, pedes­tri­ans and pub­lic trans­port.

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