France stop selling cars with petrol engines

Франция прекратит продажу авто с бензиновыми двигателями

The government recognises that this task will be difficult, including for automakers.

The French government plans to stop the sale of petrol and diesel engines in the country until 2040. This was announced by environment Minister Nicolas street, according to Le Figaro on Thursday, July 6.

“We are announcing the end of sale of petrol and diesel fuel until 2040,” said the Minister.

He introduced today’s “climate plan” for France, outlining a series of steps to dramatically reduce harmful emissions into the atmosphere. At the same time, the Minister acknowledged that the task would be “difficult”, including for automakers.

Earlier, the Swedish automaker Volvo announced that it intends from 2019 to equip all cars electric or hybrid engines. Thus, Volvo will become the first major car manufacturer that refuses to internal combustion engines.