France ready to ban sale of petrol and diesel vehicles by 2040.


Calling it a revolution, France Ecology Minister, Nicolas Hulot announced the planned ban on fossil fuel vehicles as part of a renewed commitment to the Paris climate deal.

He also said that France planned to become carbon neutral by 2050. Poorer households would receive financial assistance to replace older, more polluting vehicles with cleaner ones.

Other targets set in the French environmental plan include ending coal power plants by 2022, reducing nuclear power to 50% of total output by 2025, and ending the issuance of new oil and gas exploration licences.