By 2040, France aims to end the sale of gasoline and diesel vehicles as well as becoming carbon neutral 10 years later. This plan hopes to keep up with the momentum on the Paris climate agreement. President Emmanuel Macron wants to implement the pact to fight climate change going forward after United States President Donald Trump backed out of the French landmark deal in 2015. France also plans to divide its greenhouse gas emissions by 4 by 2050 in hopes to become carbon neutral by that year. Proposals would also be made to end the sale of fossil fuel powered vehicles.
Gasoline and diesel vehicles represented about 95.2 percent of French new car fleets in the first half of year meanwhile electric vehicles hold 1.2 percent of the market and hybrid cars make up about 3.5 percent. Car dealers such as Volvo also plans to go all electric with new models from 2019. Countries such as India, Sweden, and Costa Rica aims to go all electric as well by the years 2030 and 2040, ending the sale of diesel and petrol cars.
By ending the use of fossil fuels, it would cut carbon emissions and become carbon neutral by 2050. By the end of this year, France also proposes to end the delivery of hydrocarbon licenses. In 2022, France will also end coal generated electricity production and will cut the share of nuclear power generation in the French electricity make up to 50 percent by 2025. The country also aims to restrict the use of palm oil in the production of biofuels with the hopes of reducing indirect deforestation.