Paris to ban petrol, diesel cars by 2030?


Paris: Paris au­thor­i­ties plan to ban­ish all petrol- and diesel-fu­elled cars from the world’s most vis­ited city by 2030, Paris City Hall said on Thurs­day. The move marks an ac­cel­er­a­tion in plans to wean the coun­try off gas­guz­zlers and switch to elec­tric ve­hi­cles in a city of­ten obliged to im­pose tem­po­rary bans due to surges in par­ti­cle pol­lu­tion in the air. Paris City Hall said in a state­ment France had al­ready set a tar­get date of 2040 for an end to cars de­pen­dent on fos­sil fu­els and that this re­quired speed­ier phase-outs in large cities. “This is about plan­ning for the long term with a strat­egy that will re­duce green­house gases,” said Christophe Na­j­dovski, an of­fi­cial re­spon­si­ble for trans­port pol­icy at the of­fice of Mayor Anne Hi­dalgo. REUTERS

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