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France Wants To Ban Gas And Diesel Cars By 2040

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France is making a strong statement on the use of traditional vehicles in the future. The country is planning to put a ban on all diesel and gas vehicles by 2040, becoming the fifth country to announce an ambitious goal. It’s all part of a process to make the entire country carbon neutral by 2050.

Environmental minister Nicolas Hulot announced that and other measures France will be taking at a press conference on Thursday. The country also plans to stop using fossil fuels by 2022 under a five-year plan. Nearly 4 billion euros (over $4.5 billion US) will be used to upgrade renewable energy efficiency.