Oxford to ban petrol, diesel cars
Paris hopes to go fossil-fuel-free by 2030
London: The university city of Oxford has unveiled plans to ban petrol and diesel cars from its centre as part of the most radical set of proposals so far in Britain to curb pollution.
Whilst London is rolling out an “ultra low emission zone”, which will see the most gas-guzzling vehicles pay daily charges to enter the city centre from 2020, Oxford’s “Zero Emission Zone” will ban emitting vehicles from entering part of the city centre from that date.
Since German carmaker Volkswagen admitted in 2015 to cheating US emissions tests, politicians around the In
its latest initiative to reduce air pollution, Paris City Hall wants gasoline-powered cars off the roads by 2030. The controversial move announced on Thursday follows mayor Anne Hidalgo’s plan to ban all diesel cars from the city by 2024, when Paris will host the Summer Olympics. Speaking on France Info radio, the Paris deputy mayor in-charge of transport, Christophe Nadjovski, said, “We have planned the end of thermic vehicle use, and therefore of fossil energies, by 2030.” Many Parisians don’t own a car but Hidalgo still has angered several people with her efforts to make Paris a greener city. Paris has faced rising air pollution in the last few years. Some pollution spikes have been so bad they forced City Hall to bar half of all cars from traveling and to make public transportation free for several days. world have unveiled plans to clamp down on diesel vehicles in a bid to improve air quality. “Everyone needs to do their bit to end this public health emergency,” said city council board member John Tanner.