Paris plans to banish all but electric cars by 2030

Our governor is threatening to do this in California. This is the kind of leadership that will be required to slow this looming nightmare. 2030 sounds fast for a state or a country but for city a lot more doable. It will be interesting to see how this is done. Is it a ban on registration of combustion-engine cars? Or is it a ban on combustion engine cars entering the city completely. Clearly, the former would create loopholes large enough for wily Parisians to crawl through. The latter would be a challenge for tourism and distribution networks.

PARIS (Reuters) – Paris authorities plan to banish all petrol- and diesel-fueled cars from the world’s most visited city by 2030, Paris City Hall said on Thursday.A view shows the skyline with the Eiffel Tower that is seen in the distance, in Paris, France, September 1, 2017. REUTERS/Gonzalo FuentesThe move marks an acceleration in plans to wean the country off gas-guzzlers and switch to electric vehicles in a city often obliged to impose temporary bans due to surges in particle pollution in the air.

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