LG Chem to start battery factory
“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,” he told France Info radio.
The French capital, which will host the Olympic Games in the summer of 2024 and was host city for the latest worldwide pact on policies to tame global warming, had already been eyeing an end to diesel cars in the city by the time of the Olympics.
Paris City Hall, already under attack over the establishment of no-car zones, carfree days and fines for drivers who enter the city in cars that are more than 20 years old, said it was not using the word “ban” but rather introducing a feasible deadline by which combustion-engine cars would be phased out.
There are about 32 million household cars in France, where the population is about 66 million, according to 2016 data from the Argus, a vehicle industry publication.
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 short-term rental.
The ban on petrol-fuelled vehicles marks a radical escalation of anti-pollution policy. – Reuters SOUTH Korean battery maker LG Chem will produce 100 000 electric car batteries a year in Poland to meet demand from global carmakers ditching diesel and petrol engines. LG Chem said in a joint statement with the Polish development ministry yesterday that its battery factory, which is due to be completed next year near the western city of Wroclaw, will be Europe’s largest and employ 2 500 people. The factory will make batteries for electric cars produced by top car companies, which are investing billions of dollars in electric cars to catch up with Tesla, LG Chem said. – Reuters