Paris Plans Ban On Combustion-Engine Cars By 2030

The French capital, which will host the Olympic Games in the summer of 2024 has been eyeing an end to diesel cars in the capital by the time of the event.

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  • Earlier, France wanted to put an end to diesel cars before 2024
  • Cars that run on electricity would not be affected
  • Paris will host the Olympic Games in 2024

Paris authorities plan to ban by 2030 all combustion-engine cars - including those fueled 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 eyeing an end to diesel cars in the capital by the time of that event.

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"This is about planning for the long term with a strategy that will reduce greenhouse gases," said Christophe Najdovski, an official responsible for transport policy at the office of Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo.

"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," Najdovski told France Info radio.

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But a ban on petrol-fueled vehicles marks a radical escalation of policy in the world's most visited city.

Cars that run on electricity would not be affected.

(Reporting By Brian Love, Editing by Sarah White)

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