France Wants To Ban The Sale Of All Petrol And Diesel Cars By 2040

The French government intends to outlaw the sale of new petrol and diesels in 23 year's time
France Wants To Ban The Sale Of All Petrol And Diesel Cars By 2040

If you buy a new car in France in 23 year’s time, it’s highly likely you won’t have the option of anything with an internal combustion engine. Why? Because the French government announced on Thursday that it’s to ban the sale of all petrol and diesel cars by 2040.

The move is part of the country’s wide ranging plans to help meet targets set out by the Paris climate accord. In addition to the 2040 ban, owners of diesel cars made before 1997 and petrols build before 2001 will soon be offered financial incentives to scrap their cars.

The French government will provide financial support to private companies to help meet its aims, and has also announced its intention to stop using coal-fired power stations by 2022.

France Wants To Ban The Sale Of All Petrol And Diesel Cars By 2040

The declaration came a day after [Volvo said(] that by 2019 all of its new cars will be hybrid or electric, and follows similar calls from Norway and the Netherlands to have new petrol and diesel cars taken off sale by 2025. Last year there were also suggestions from senior German politicians for a 2030 ban in the country.

Our own UK government meanwhile pledged to ban petrol and diesel cars entirely by 2050 in the 2017 Conservative Party election manifesto, with exceptions expected to be made for classic cars.



would this make a prius a classic?

07/07/2017 - 09:38 |
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Dave 12

You can take our Mercs and our Audis but you’ll never take our 2CVs!

07/07/2017 - 09:50 |
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faialnuno (#Cars=life)

In reply to by Dave 12

C’mon, they have to atleast keep classics in a museum. Or maybe Germany will keep them, until France lets the classics re-enter the country.

07/11/2017 - 00:18 |
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For sh*tty electric cars that pollute even more? The government has lost their damn mind all over the globe.

07/07/2017 - 09:58 |
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In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

And just in case anyone disagrees, think about what goes into building an electric car, tons of lithium ion batteries require lithium mines which cause acid rain, then have it shipped to the manufacturer. Meanwhile Billy Bob in Alabama causes less harm in his 1955 V8 Chevy pick-up in 5 years than the production of ONE Prius. Batteries are not the answer

07/07/2017 - 13:09 |
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faialnuno (#Cars=life)

In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

Manufacturers are probably starting to make electric cars because of the lack of petrol and not because of polution. If you think about it, it does make sense. Having regular everyday cars as electric, and most super, hyper and mega cars as petrol cars.

07/11/2017 - 00:13 |
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In my opinion this is very sad in the future our children will never now what a beautiful downshift or even a good noise from any kind of car motor racing will become boring silent f1 cars
Touring cars boring you won’t need as much skill to race without gears their will be no point in making a crazy million dollar super car because it will have the same capabilities as the 100,000 super car

07/07/2017 - 10:29 |
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You wont need as much skill to race without gears? What? Last i checked, flappy paddle pneumatic sequentials don’t require skill to operate.

07/07/2017 - 11:09 |
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Aaron Candy

I do wish governments would stop using cars as an easy way out of what the real problem is. Animal farming is by far in-away the largest polluting industry there is, but it is far easier to blame cars as the worst source because they are everywhere and easy to target. Animal farming isn’t seen by the public, they just see the food on their plates, not the damage it causes the environment. Rant over.

07/07/2017 - 10:52 |
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I agree, we are an easy target. Transport represent (let’s say, depending on the country) about 20% of the CO2 rejected, and cars maybe 40% of that transport part. 40% of 20% makes 8% of the total CO2 that is rejected by cars…

07/07/2017 - 11:39 |
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Exactly, people don’t see this when they order a steak in a restaurant. Meeting the requirements of carnivores like me means that a lot of methane gets released into the atmosphere

07/07/2017 - 13:02 |
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Fouck hahaha

F¥€K FRANCE they don’t know how to make cars!

07/07/2017 - 12:07 |
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They make them better than you talk

07/10/2017 - 14:31 |
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I’m living in the wrong era, I would rather live in the 80’s or the 90’s

07/07/2017 - 12:10 |
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In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

I’d live in the 60s or 70s

07/07/2017 - 12:57 |
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lowie t

Inb4 “electric cars aren’t actually the solution”

07/07/2017 - 12:17 |
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Batteries are crap, battery powered cars are not the answer

07/07/2017 - 12:57 |
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List of things the EU killed:
Pop-up Head lights
Low Bumpers
Low beltlines (No more elbow on window sill for most)
low A-pillers
VAG’s rep
Next thing:
Internal combustion engine

07/07/2017 - 12:35 |
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Oh you know it’s just that thing called trying to save peoples’ lives.

Not a big deal tho really. Damn annoying EU

07/07/2017 - 21:13 |
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I really really really hate France. I dont care for their dumb politics, their UGLY ass cars and everthing else that comes from their annoying country. And if you’re from France I don’t mind, but if you’re nationalist (just like every nationilst from any country): GET OFF YOUR HIGH HORSE!

07/07/2017 - 12:42 |
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In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

Where you from?

07/10/2017 - 14:36 |
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