Paris looks to ban gas-powered cars
In the future, the noise of car engines revving around the streets of Paris might become just a memory.
In its latest initiative to reduce air pollution, Paris City Hall wants gasoline-powered cars off the roads by 2030. The controversial move announced Thursday follows Mayor Anne Hidalgo’s plan to ban all diesel cars from the city by 2024, when Paris will host the Summer Olympics.
Many Parisians don’t own a car, but Hidalgo still has angered many of them with her efforts to make Paris a greener city.
Environment Minister Nicolas Hulot has said he wants to banish from France all fossil fuel cars by 2040.