According to the latest reports, Paris will ban all petrol and diesel cars from 2030, while the rest of the country will do the same by 2040. The most responsible person for such amazing ecological actions is the mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo.
Since 2014 elections, Paris authorities put an amazing effort to cut CO2 emissions in shortest possible periods. The first decision was to ban old cars. Anyone who enters the city with the car made before 1997 gets fined. There are many other actions of this long-term strategy. For example, there are car-free zones in the downtown area, car-free days etc. Also, city authorities pushed for better cycling and pedestrian infrastructure and promote a healthier way of living. Rest of France also plans to make the country greener.
Paris will ban all petrol and diesel cars from 2030, whole France by 2040
As we already mentioned, French capital’s authorities already started with various actions, but the plan is to spread these actions to the whole country. While the capital will ban engines with internal combustion by 2030, the whole country should do the same in next ten years. For this occasion, there are many plans to encourage people to buy electric and hybrid vehicles.
Current numbers aren’t so good. Just one percent of new cars are electric at the moment, which is still better the rest of Europe (0.7%). So, we expect to see various kinds of new incentives for green cars. Besides France, many other European countries will go in the same direction.
Paris will ban all petrol and diesel cars from 2030, as well as most of the Europe
Besides France, rest of Europe also works on cutting CO2 emissions. The leading country in this aspect is Norway, where 13.4% of new cars sold last year are electric. In England, Oxford City Council will prevent diesel- and gasoline-powered cars from entering certain areas from 2020, and a total ban of internal-combustion engines by 2035.
The Dutch government will ban diesel and gasoline engines by 2030, while Norway will do the same in 2025. The Netherlands will invest around 100 million Euros in a bike infrastructure. Germany also supports the ban of fossil-fueled cars, but still, hasn’t put a timeline. A similar situation is in other parts of the world. China also plans to ban pure gasoline and diesel engines.