France To Phase Out Petrol, Diesel Cars By 2040

July 7, 2017 2:06 pm1 commentViews: 47

France will not allow petrol or diesel cars on its roads after 2040 as part of a new energy revolution that includes nuclear capacity reduction and ending coal power stations.

The French government has a plan to turn the country into a carbon neutral by 2050 and the new energy minister Nicolas Hulot called for an energy revolution.

He said, “We are announcing an end to the sale of petrol and diesel cars by 2040.”

Hulot continued that the new move of the French government was a question of public health policy apart from fighting against air pollution.

Just a day before Volvo announced from 2019 the company will only be manufacturing electric or hybrid cars.

According to automotive industry expert at Aston University, Prof. David Bailey, the deadline 20140 is a long term and if taken seriously transition to electric cars could be accelerated.

As of now Norway has the highest penetration of electric cars on its roads and considers a deadline of 2025 to end the sales of petrol or diesel cars.

Several other countries too may follow the same to meet air quality and climate change goals.

Some of the federal states in Germany has placed the deadline of 2030.

United Kingdom plans to phase out diesel and petrol cars by 2025.

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