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French gov't launches action plan on impact of falling diesel cars' sales

Xinhua,December 08, 2017 Adjust font size:

​PARIS, Dec. 7 (Xinhua) -- French Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire and domestic auto makers on Thursday agreed on an action plan to overcome eventual impact of sliding sales of diesel cars, the ministry said.

"Facing the rapid drop in the market share of diesel cars," the government launched an action plan "to assess the consequences of the decline in sales of diesel vehicles, mainly on sub-contracting medium and small seized enterprises."

With the new scheme, the ruling centrists want to enable the French automotive sector to position itself on new sources of added value by improving technological development to boost the vehicles' ecological performance and promoting new mobility services, the ministry said in a press release.

Besides, it helps to find ways to preserve jobs in the most impacted sites, it added.

On July, the government unveiled its "Climate Plan," with which it targets to end sales of petrol or diesel units by 2040. Instead, it promised financial incentives to scrap polluting vehicles for clean units as part of scheme to become carbon neutral by 2050. Enditem