Paris Plans To Eliminate Gas-Powered Vehicle Sales By 2030

Parisians are taking another step to stave off pollution and carbon emissions.

Paris’ city council, after months of discussion, announced Thursday that the city would move to eliminate the sale of cars powered by diesel and gasoline by 2030. The popular tourist destination has taken multiple steps to reduce car emissions for years, including an annual car-free day, when motorists are banned from city roads.

Residents of the historic city are already more likely to use other forms of transportation, since 60 percent of Parisians don’t own cars. The ban is just one of many efforts to “go green” in the city, including a $25 billion infrastructure plan called the Grand Paris Express, to expand the Paris Métro. 

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