- Photo credits Renault

France will ban in 2030 the sale of cars emitting more than 123 gr of CO2/km

Moving towards a gradual end of internal combustion cars

8w ago

As you know by now, the European Union requires manufacturers to comply with a CO2 limit for their range by the end of the year or face heavy fines. To limit the damage when this is not possible, the brands make arrangements with each other and buy back grams of CO2 to reduce the bill.

The countries of the Old Continent are also preparing for the exit from the all-thermal vehicle by gradually introducing increasingly restrictive rules. Many countries have already set a date for the end of sales of new combustion engine cars. Others have opted for a radical increase in the price of fossil fuels.

In France, the National Assembly has passed a law banning the sale of new combustion engine cars that emit more than 123 g of CO2/km according to the WLTP cycle. This law will come into force from 2030 and will apply to cars sold to private individuals. Commercial thermal vehicles will not be subject to these restrictions and can be sold until 2040.

The sportiest vehicles will therefore no longer be allowed to be sold within nine years. Some petrol sedans will also be banned by that date. This will undoubtedly push manufacturers to develop fully electric models and plug-in hybrids.

Photo credits Peugeot

Photo credits Peugeot

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Comments (7)

  • This is actually quite a smart move by France. If the promise of synthetic fuels is true, then ICE vehicles will still be completely legal, without having to revise the law.

      2 months ago
  • This is why hybrids and synthetic fuels are so important for car enthusiasts. Good luck to companies like Porsche πŸ‘

      2 months ago
  • An other reason to live France

      2 months ago
  • I wish that WLTP measured lifetime emissions of cars and not just running emissions. That would admittedly be very hard and whilst it wouldn't put petrol cars in much better light, it would at least expose EVs for what they truly are and when synthetics come along would put EVs back in their place too.

      2 months ago
  • I like that move

      2 months ago