Paris Will Ban All Gas Cars By 2030, Diesel By 2024


All diesel cars will be banned from 2024.

Paris has committed to end all internal combustion engine-powered vehicle sales by 2030, the local authorities have revealed, in aim to become a carbon-neutral city by 2050. The city hall has announced its intentions at a climate forum earlier this week and is yet to formally adopt the plan.

“Transport is one of the main greenhouse gas producers… so we are planning an exit from combustion engine vehicles, or fossil-energy vehicles, by 2030,” Christophe Nadjovski, an official responsible for transport policy at city council, told France Info radio station.

The local authorities plan to “invest in the development of alternatives and in the reinforcement of financial aids that allow individuals and professionals to buy clean vehicles.”

The French capital has already announced it will ban all diesel-powered vehicles from 2024, together with three other major cities, while President Emmanuel Macron’s government has promised to ban all ICE-powered cars from the country by 2040. Currently, diesel cars account for about 40 percent of total new car sales in France and the local automakers are among the best on the diesel market.

In addition, Macron’s government will discontinue long-standing tax incentives for diesel cars from next year. Those incentives are still active to promote the diesel technology, which generates less carbon dioxide than gasoline.

Meanwhile, Oxford has also announced it will restrict diesel and gas cars from its center and is set to become the first UK city to do so. Starting from 2020, only electric vehicles will be allowed to a number of streets in the central parts of the city, creating Britain’s first “zero-emission zone.” By 2030, almost all of Oxford’s historic places of interest will be available only for EVs.

The Netherlands is also banning ICE-powered cars by 2030, aiming to cut emissions in the country by 49 percent over the next 13 years. A total of about $4.75 billion will be invested into the transition to cleaner energy and ICE free mobility.

Source: Paris Mayor via Fortune

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This is great news however, this will create a black market for the sale of diesels LOL and many people will get rich selling illegal diesels.

Even a black market has to have customers. Why would people pay a premium for diesel cars? No one will get rich selling diesel cars for less than EVs as EVs will be perceived as being much superior cars.

Fuel is much more expensive, in Europe. While we’re watching pump price drop on top of $2/gallon, maybe someone can chime in, but I believe they’re closer to an equivalent of $3-4 (maybe $1-2Euro/Liter??). So, diesel and its incentives, which caused huge penetration, remain big in Europe. That’s what makes this more than just “gravy” on the ICE-ban news.

It’s as if society were picking up on the resistance of automakers making available what it wants. Auto-makers will surely explain the move as “irrational”. It’s certainly aggressive.

In the UK prices compere at $6 per Us gallon.

How much is electricity per kWh in the UK?

At $6 per gallon, EVs, which get about 4 miles per kWh, should be flying off the car lots.

If you want to know the price in France,
just have a look to this site:

Cheapest unleaded gasoline: around 1.279 €/L.
Cheapest diesel: 1.199 €/L.

So if you choose gasoline, you pay for to drive less, plus non diesel cars was hard to find.

I fuelled up yesterday at £1.19 a litre £5.42 / $7.12 a UK gallon.

This Dutch website states European gas prices, they differ a lot between countries:

These are advised marketing prices for high value (highway) stations, in the Netherlands there is usually a 10 – 15 cent/liter discount at the town gas stations.

I don’t get how a black market for sales will be enabled… Diesel sales are not forbidden. Entering Paris will be forbidden. A lot of European cities already don’t allow the entrance to the City if you have EU3 motors or below.

The title on this article could be tightened up with more precise language. There’s a big difference between banning cars and banning the *SALE* of new cars, however they’re propelled. Also PHEVs seem to be “EVs” in this definition, n’est ce pas? That’s the middle rung of this ladder for the 99% of today’s vehicle owners, including myself. Still, this is progress.

I think worldwide the handwriting on the wall, no matter certain companies attempts to cover it over, is clear.
A clear and present danger is in evidence daily in the worlds most polluted cities and Paris is one of them.

Ultimately it may be the people themselves that force governments to enact restrictions. Also I think tourism will suffer.

As filthy as diesels are, they should be banned in 2020. Two years is a long time.

They could do a “cash for clunkers” type of program to retire the diesels early. Call it “dump your diesel.”

“In addition, Macron’s government will discontinue long-standing tax incentives for diesel cars from next year. Those incentives are still active to promote the diesel technology, which generates less carbon dioxide than gasoline.”

In France, there are 3 incentives:
*) Tax incentives for companies which uses diesel cars
*) A discount is applied to diesel car due to the fact those car a generating less CO2 (who cares about small particles and NOx ?), this is called “CO2 bonus”
*) Diesel is cheaper than gasoline (generally, diesel is costing 0.10 €/L less than gasoline).

From what I have read, there is no plan to end tax incentives for companies, nor plan to remove the CO2 bonus.
The government was planing to increase the taxes on diesel so that its price will reach the price of gasoline, but it has been postponed. I guess this will never really happen.

So, maybe I missed the announcement(s), maybe not.

Could you please source your information ?

trololo – the link “Paris Mayor” at the bottom of this article takes you to this article:

My french is too rusty to discern the fine differences between banning the “sale” of certain vehicles vs. banning their operation entirely. Nor can I tell what (if any) bans have actually been enacted vs. what some Parisian dofficial would like to see.

I’d love to hear your take on this.

The article you linked is quite clear that this plan does *not* include forbidding or sanctioning measures per se, but instead relies on promotion of alternative ways of transport (public transport, bycicling, etc.) and EV infrastructure to achieve a de facto ban.

Just don’t peek behind the French “carbon-neutral” curtain.

…. you might see Niger.

Saudi and iranian will crash financialy in 5 years

Which will bring all kinds of peace and love. The sad irony is that the collapse of oil will bring untold bloodshed when the regime in Saudi Arabia collapses. It will make Syria look like a vacation destination.

It is not clear if this is a country-wide sales ban (as reported elsewhere) or a ban on the operation of ALL fossil fueled vehicles.

There are over two million electric cars in the world. 95% of these were sold in just ten countries. It matters less than what is convenient or unconventional from one point of view or another. Changing the car park is a must and must be seen as an irreversible phenomenon.