Paris Wants to Ban the Combustion Engine by 2030

Fortune | 10/12/2017 | Staff
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Paris wants to ban all cars with traditional combustion engines from its streets by 2030, in the latest sign of how environmental concerns are increasingly dictating the rules of the game for the auto sector.

“Transport is one of the main greenhouse gas producers… so we are planning an exit from combustion engine vehicles, or fossil-energy vehicles, by 2030,” Christophe Nadjovski, an official responsible for transport policy at city hall, told the ratio station France Info.

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The new plans, if implemented, will increase pressure on the car industry to adopt both new engine technology, and new patterns of mobility, as twin concerns over Climate Change and air quality increasingly trump the traditional lobbying power of carmakers.

The French capital has already said it will ban diesel-powered cars – which account for more than 40% of the total on French roads – from 2024, while the government of new President Emmanuel Macron has promised to ban the sale of traditional...
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