All gas-powered cars will be banned by 2030 in Paris




Paris City Hall wants gasoline-powered cars off the roads by 2030, which would be the latest move in a string of aggressive pro-environmental policies by the mayor.

A step towards reducing air pollution, Paris City Hall wants gasoline-powered cars off the roads by 2030. The controversial move announced Thursday follows Mayor Anne Hidalgo’s plan to ban all diesel cars from the city by 2024, when Paris will host the Summer Olympics.

Christophe Nadjovski, the Paris deputy mayor in charge of transport said “we have planned the end of thermic vehicle use, and therefore of fossil energies, by 2030.”

The Paris City Hall statement said, “This government goal affects the whole French territory, rural zones included.If we want to achieve this, it implies that the end of diesel and gasoline should take place several years in advance in urban areas, and particularly in big cities.”