PARIS is set to ban all petrol and diesel vehicles from its city centre by 2030.
Announced Thursday by Paris City Hall, the announcement has been made in an effort to accelerate sales of electric vehicles.
The news follows an announcement earlier this year that France would ban all purely fossil-fuelled cars by 2040.
The French capital, which is the most visited city in the world, has already established itself as anti-internal combustion. It has recently introduced no-car zones, car-free days and fines for drivers who enter the city with vehicles older than 20 years.
Speaking to France Info Radio, Christophe Najdovski, an official responsible for transport policy at the office of Mayor Anne Hidalgo, said: “Transport is one of the main greenhouse gas producers.
“We are planning an exit from combustion engine vehicles, or fossil-energy vehicles, by 2030.”
It’s not clear yet if the ban will cover hybrid vehicles as well as solely-combustion engined cars.
Paris is not the first city to announce a ban fossil fuelled cars from its centre.
This week, Oxford announced plans to banish combustion engined vehicles from its city centre by 2035, with some streets inaccessible to petrol and diesel motors from as early as 2020.