The transport sector accounts for almost a third of the polluting emissions in France, and the government wants to solve the problem at least partly with an ambitious new goal: ban cars with a gasoline or diesel engine starting in 2040.
The announcement was made last week. Described as revolutionary, the measure matches those imposed by Norway and India aimed at dramatically reducing the presence of gasoline or diesel combustion engines on the road by 2025 and 2030 respectively.
France has claimed to be aware of the complexities created by such a measure, and this is why the government is giving automakers and consumers more than 20 years to get used to the idea that gas-powered cars will no longer be sold.
No such measures are currently being considered in Canada.