Paris authorities plan to ban by 2030 all combustion-engine cars – including those fuelled by both diesel and petrol – an official at Paris City Hall said on Thursday.
The French capital, which will host the Olympic games in the summer of 2024 and was host city for the latest worldwide pact on policies to tame global warming, had already been eying an end to diesel cars in the capital by the time of that event.
But a ban on petrol-fuelled vehicles marks a radical escalation of policy in the world’s most visited city.
Cars that run on electricity would not be affected.
Source: News agencies