Paris plans to banish all but electric cars by 2030

Postado Outubro 12, 2017

This would follow the proposed ban on diesel vehicles that is planned to be rolled out in 2024.

Paris has previously announced plans to ban diesel cars by 2024 but a committee this week chose to take the city's climate plan to a new level, Christophe Najdovski, the deputy mayor of Paris responsible for transport policy told France Info. "This is about planning for the long term with a strategy that will reduce greenhouse gases".

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 curb global warming, had already been eyeing an end to diesel cars in the capital by the time of that event.

There are about 32 million household cars in France, where the population is about 66 million, according to 2016 data from the Argus, an automobile industry publication.

But a ban on petrol-fuelled vehicles marks a radical escalation of policy in the world's most visited city.

Paris officials are confident that the ban on all combustion-engine cars wouldn't be too hard to implement.