We’ll give you €10,000 if you swap that old diesel for a plug-in vehicle, says France govt

France is experimenting with all kinds of ways to reduce pollution from transportation, from paying people to bike to the classics, like creating more bike lanes and pedestrians areas. A new initiative, presented by former presidential candidate Ségolène Royal, who is now Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy (long title!), takes the form of an incentive for people to scrap their old diesel vehicles (older than 13 years, meaning that their emissions are quite terrible).


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