France gives boost to electric ve­hi­cles amid pol­lu­tion peaks

Kuwait Times - - TECHNOLOGY -

PARIS: The French govern­ment has an­nounced an anti-pol­lu­tion plan, in­clud­ing a fi­nan­cial boost to buy electric ve­hi­cles, as Paris and other cities in the coun­try are emerg­ing from a par­tic­u­larly se­vere episode of air pol­lu­tion.

En­vi­ron­ment Min­is­ter Se­go­lene Royal said Saturday pro­fes­sion­als will get a bonus of up to 10,000 eu­ros ($10,600) if they scrap their old diesel light com­mer- cial ve­hi­cles or taxis for electric ones, start­ing next month. The mea­sure has been in ef­fect for pri­vate buy­ers since last year.

Royal also said she will ask to ex­empt electric ve­hi­cles from high­way tolls. A 1,000-euro bonus will be given when buy­ing electric scoot­ers. Paris faced its worse win­ter pol­lu­tion in a decade over the past week.—AP

Taken from an air­plane win­dow, The Eif­fel Tower and the Tour Mont­par­nasse, cen­ter left, emerge from a haze as Paris suf­fers a pol­lu­tion spike, Thurs­day, Dec 8, 2016. —AP

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