France to Ban Fossil Fuel Vehicles

Nicolas Hulot, France’s minister of ecological and solidarity transition announced, “an end to the sale of petrol and diesel cars [in France] by 2040.” The French government is considering giving their automakers over 20 years to achieve this goal and they believe their automakers have enough ideas to accomplish the mission.

Other European countries are committed to electric vehicle adoption. Norway, for example, plans to end all gasoline vehicles sales by 2025. The Netherlands and Germany also are considering a similar ban on fossil fuel vehicles.

According to the Bloomberg News, electric vehicles sales will comprise up to 54 percent of total vehicles sales by 2040.

Link: https://www.theverge.com/2017/7/6/15929552/france-ban-fossil-fuel-cars-2040

By Claire Tran

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