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Friday, July 7, 2017

Welcome to the Future ...France is set to ban Diesel and Petrol Cars.

Talking about Technological revolution, President Emmanuel Macron hopes to make the country carbon neutral by 2050 
A Nissan electric car undergoing the recharging process

France will end sales of petrol and diesel vehicles by 2040 as part of an ambitious plan to meet its targets under the Paris climate accord, Emmanuel Macron’s government has announced.. This is coming on the heels of an announcement made by Volvo that it would only manufacture hybrid and electric cars beginning in 2019, France announced that it would ban all diesel and petrol vehicles by 2040.

The move is part of French president Emmanuel Macron’s initiative to make the country carbon neutral by 2050 and involves ceasing the use of coal to produce electricity by 2022, a plan that is backed by €4 billion (about N1.5Tillion) worth of investments to facilitate energy efficiency. These measures are in turn part of a five-year plan to advance clean energy and to meet France’s goals under the Paris Agreement.


Environment minister Nicolas Hulot made the announcement today Friday, acknowledging some of the plan’s road blocks, including pressure on France’s car manufacturers, and the financial burden of switching cars for families that may not be able to afford a brand new car. In both instances, there are plans to alleviate those hardships. In the words of the Ecology minister: “We are announcing an end to the sale of petrol and diesel cars by 2040.” Hulot added that the move was a “veritable revolution”.
  
Other Countries set sail:
- Norway presently has the highest penetration of electric cars in the world, has set a target of only allowing sales of 100% electric or plug-in hybrid cars by 2025.
- Netherlands has mooted a 2025 ban for diesel and petrol cars. 
- Germany is keen on a 2030 phase-out.
India, where scores of cities are blighted by dangerous air pollution, is mulling the idea of no longer selling petrol or diesel cars by 2030.
The UK has an aspiration of all new cars being electric or ultra low emission by 2040.
An electric vehicle from Toyota

1 comment :

  1. Good invention there, the technology world is really going places, but i fear for third world economies like ours who depends solely on oil for their foreign earnings, this invention should give us a reason to stop playing politics with real development and the urgency to use oil money to diversify our economy, but fiscal federalism is key to true development for necessity am told
    is the mother of invention

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