Paris to Ban Fossil Fuel Cars by 2030

City Hall said that phasing out all petrol and diesel cars by 2030 would help the government reach its objective, but stressed that it does not intend to ban vehicles.

Paris has committed to end all internal combustion engine-powered vehicle sales by 2030, the local authorities have revealed, in aim to become a carbon-neutral city by 2050.

Diesel-powered vehicles are actually set to be outlawed in Paris before their gas-powered equivalents.

The move marks an acceleration in plans to wean the country off gas-guzzlers and switch to electric vehicles in a city often obliged to impose temporary bans due to surges in particle pollution in the air.

"This is about planning for the long term with a strategy that will reduce greenhouse gases", transport official Christophe Najdovski told France Info radio, according to a report from Reuters.

The 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.

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT) Receives "Hold" Rating from Stifel Nicolaus
Cullinan Associates Inc increased American Electric Power (NYSE:AEP) stake by 7,800 shares to 23,600 valued at $1.64M in 2017Q2. At the close of regular trading, its last week's stock price volatility was 1.39% which for the month reaches 1.99%.

Furthermore, the city has already begun to dissuade older cars from entering the city using the most powerful motivator there is: Money.

After an atmospheric phenomenon known as inversion occurred last March, "the pollution levels in Paris briefly topped those of Beijing", NPR's Eleanor Beardsley reported. Environment Minister Nicolas Hulot has said he wants to banish from France all fossil fuel cars by 2040.

Hidalgo has already implemented a number of measures to reduce air pollution from cars. As a result, the city temporarily alternated between banning cars with even- and odd-numbered license plates.

On Oct. 1, the city held "a day without cars", with the intention of making Paris "less polluted, more pleasant and more peaceful". The statement added that Paris officials would keep discussing the issue with residents and vehicle makers in the coming months.

"This government goal affects the whole French territory, rural zones included", the Paris City Hall statement said.

Related Articles

  • ICC approves Test Championship, ODI league

    ICC approves Test Championship, ODI league

    ICC said in a media release on Tuesday that Pakistan will play a "red ball" match against Ireland in April before their two-Test tour of England in 2018.

    EPS for Alphabet Inc (GOOGL) Expected At $8.43

    On July 25 Deutsche Bank made no change to the stock rating of "Buy" but lowered the price expectation to $1.00 from $1.00. As of the end of the quarter Grassi Investment Management had acquired a total of 105 shares growing its position 15.0%.
    United Kingdom  to provide £557m funding for new renewable energy projects

    United Kingdom to provide £557m funding for new renewable energy projects

    The UK Government has much more work to do in putting forward credible policies to close a carbon gap of almost 10% by 2032. The plans were broadly welcomed by the energy industry, but some specific policies drew criticism.
  • Oil prices sink after International Energy Agency's outlook

    This likely means OPEC must deepen its production cuts to finish its job of bringing oil stocks back to the five-year average. Yesterday the EIA said it expects USA crude oil production in 2018 to rise by more than previously expected.
    The Evil Within 2 launch trailer has arrived

    The Evil Within 2 launch trailer has arrived

    The company is looking to raise $15,000 for Red Cross disaster relief efforts around the world. Sebastian must rescue Lily before everything falls apart and they are both lost in STEM.
    Old video of GoT's Jason Momoa joking about 'raping attractive  women' resurfaces

    Old video of GoT's Jason Momoa joking about 'raping attractive women' resurfaces

    Caring for my young children is my first priority and I ask the media for privacy at this time, ' Chapman said in a statement. I'm not a rapist! Momoa will next appear as Aquaman in the upcoming Justice League film.
  • Father of missing Texas girl, 3, did laundry before reporting daughter gone

    Father of missing Texas girl, 3, did laundry before reporting daughter gone

    He has been required to wear an electronic monitoring device and surrender his passport as part of his bond conditions. Sherin's father, Wesley Mathews, faces charges of child endangerment and has since bonded out.

    Congressman may have broken law with biotech he held, watchdog says

    Price's investments in Innate came up during his confirmation process to serve as the head of Health and Human Services. The ethics committee announced in the release of the report that it would start a review of Collins. "Rep.
    Trump indicates he has no idea how the national debt works

    Trump indicates he has no idea how the national debt works

    He told Sean Hannity , "Now, if you look at the stock market , that's one element, but then we have many other elements. In terms of stock market gains, Trump is accurate about the increase, although the exact figure could be up for debate.
  • TCS Q2 net falls 2.1% YoY on softness in banking, retail

    TCS Q2 net falls 2.1% YoY on softness in banking, retail

    In April past year , TCS received an unfavourable jury verdict awarding damages totalling Rs 6,145 crore (USD 940 million) to Epic.
    HSBC bank picks John Flint as chief executive

    HSBC bank picks John Flint as chief executive

    London-based bank HSBC says John Flint will be its new chief executive, replacing the retiring Stuart Gulliver . Recently-appointed chairman Mark Tucker said Flint had "a great understanding and regard for HSBC's heritage".
    Swedish market shooting not a terror attack

    Swedish market shooting not a terror attack

    Trelleborg is a town is the far south of Sweden , around 650km south of Stockholm. There are several people who have encountered injuries.