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Paris Mayor Plans To Eliminate All Non-Electric Cars By 2030

13 October 2017

The city of Paris is to ban all petroleum-based vehicles on its territory by 2030 and prohibit diesel cars as soon as 2024, sending fresh shockwaves through Europe's stunned motor industry.

"It is a credible and sustainable trajectory", said Christophe Najdovski, the Green deputy-mayor of Paris. "Transport is one of the main greenhouse gas we are planning an exit from combustion engine vehicles, or fossil-energy vehicles".

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

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Paris will encourage commuters who don't walk, bike or use public transportation to switch to electric cars.

The world's most visited city, Paris, plans to prohibit fossil-fueled cars from entering city before 2030.

In July, France's environmental minister Nicolas Hulot announced that the country planned to ban the sale of petrol- or diesel-fueled cars by 2040.

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Hidalgo has already implemented a number of measures to reduce air pollution from cars.

The city's efforts to cut carbon emissions from cars follow a rise in air pollution, with the air quality reaching an "alert threshold" past year according to the pollution-monitoring group Airparif.

Plans to phase out internal combustion vehicles by foreign cities and countries have recently prompted calls for similar action in the U.S.; California governor Jerry Brown has called for the state to phase out sales of gas- and diesel-engined cars before the 2040 targets announced by France and the United Kingdom, citing China's commitment to bring about the same ban far sooner. As a result, the city temporarily alternated between banning cars with even- and odd-numbered license plates. Hidalgo also introduced car-free days and zones as well as a 20-mph (32 kph) speed limit throughout the city.

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Paris Mayor Plans To Eliminate All Non-Electric Cars By 2030