vehicles

Paris aims to ban all petrol-fuelled vehicles by 2030

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Paris City Hall said it is working towards a ban on petrol-powered vehicles in the capital by 2030, following its recent announcement of a similar ban on diesel-driven vehicles by 2024, in a drive to reduce chronic air pollution. 

Renault plans half its production to be electric and hybrids by2022

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The French carmamker has announced that 50 percent of its new vehicles will be powered by all-electric or hybrid engines by  2020, when it also hopes to be producing five million cars per year, almost two million more than in 2016, chiefly through increased sales in China and Russia.

Paris begins applying new vehicle ban scheme as pollution levels soar

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A new windscreen sticker scheme called Crit'Air which all vehicles must display and which grades them according to age and fuel type was introduced for the first time in a temporary ban of most-polluting categories from the French capital which is witnessing a particularly high level of pollution this week. 

Huge traffic jams in southern England due to French border controls

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Tighter French border security and insufficient staff numbers combined to cause massive queues of holidaymakers heading to continent via port of Dover.

Smog prompts Paris region vehicle-ban for half of drivers

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Vehicles allowed to circulate in the city will be only those with odd-number registrations on odd-number dates, and the reverse on even dates.