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2017-07-06. France Plans to End Sales of Gas and Diesel Cars by 2040.

posted Jul 9, 2017, 8:35 AM by Alan Gould   [ updated Jul 9, 2017, 8:38 AM ]
By Jack Ewing, The New York Times. For GSS Energy Use chapter 9. Excerpt: France is joining a growing movement to force the extinction of vehicles that run on fossil fuels, saying on Thursday that it would aim to end the sale of gasoline and diesel cars by 2040. The target is less ambitious than ones set by countries like Norway and India. Still, coming from a major car-producing country, France’s declaration gave additional momentum to efforts to fight climate change and urban smog by promoting the use of electric cars. ...On Wednesday, Volvo said that all of its new models beginning in 2019 would be either battery-powered cars or hybrids that combined electric motors with diesel or gasoline engines.... https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/06/business/energy-environment/france-cars-ban-gas-diesel.html See also: Volvo to use electric motors in all cars from 2019.