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Madrid to ban diesel cars from 2025
02 December 2016 @ 17:15

DIESEL-ENGINE cars and other vehicles will be banned from Madrid city from the year 2025, following the example of Paris and México DF.

An unprecedented agreement has been reached by all parties in the city council in a bid to improve air quality and health.

Some three million people die every year as a direct result of air pollution, which causes respiratory and circulatory problems and cancer.

All three cities have pledged to offer incentives for the use of 'alternative' vehicles, such as electric cars, and to encourage walking and cycling, and set up infrastructure for pushbikes.

And Paris' mayoress Anne Hidalgo – who is in fact Spanish and was born in Cádiz – says climate change and pollution are among 'the greatest challenges of our time'.


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