France’s plan to abandon petrol cars

Во Франции планируют отказаться от бензиновых авто

This initiative will become a problem for local manufacturers.

The French authorities plan to ban the sale of vehicles with diesel and petrol engines with 2040, according to Financial Times.

Such plans said the Minister of environment of the country Nicolas Hulot. It is not yet clear how it will be implemented this ban, and will get under car with hybrid engines.

However, Hulot acknowledged that this initiative will become a problem for local automakers, Renault and Peugeot Citroen.

Currently, the market for electric vehicles is relatively small in 2016, less than 1% of cars sold were equipped with electric motors. However, the popularity of these cars grows in January-March 2017 net sales jumped 40% yoy to 191,7 thousand, according to the site

If such growth rates continue, by 2030, 80% of all sold cars will drive on electricity.

Also Germany in 2016, proposed in 2030 to prohibit the use on the market petrol and diesel engines.