Thank you for reading's Technology articles.

France to end sales of gas and diesel cars by 2040

 article about France to stop selling gas and diesel cars
Volvo announced earlier this week that starting from 2019 none of their new models will work with only internal combustion engines. Now France has announced that they will end selling gas and diesel cars by 2040, joining the rows of other countries that have made a similar pledge.

While France's plan isn't as ambitious as the one of India or Norway, countries that plan to do the same by 2030 and 2025 accordingly, it's still a good plan that shows their efforts to fight climate change.

Nicolas Hulot, the French environment minister said that "It's a very difficult objective, but the solutions are there."

Additionally, the country is set to end using coal for electricity by 2022 and stops issuing new gas and oil exploration permits later this year.

The two major automakers in France, Renault and the PSA Group, haven't released any statements about their view of the decisions yet.

have your say

Welcome to TheCheers! We've been around for a long time now, since 2004, publishing articles by people from all over the world. Roughly 300 people from 30 different countries have written for us over the years. Should you want to become a volunteer contributor, be sure to contact us!

Additional info

Some of our content may be related to gambling.

get in touch

You can contact us via the email you can find on our contact page, via telegram @thecheers, or through our The Cheers Facebook page. No real point in contacting us through The Cheers Twitter account.