These Four Major Cities Want To Ban Diesel Vehicles
Paris, Madrid, Mexico City and Athens all plan to do away with diesel cars by 2025.
Four of the world's major cities want to nix diesel cars by 2025.
It's part of a plan the mayors of Paris, Madrid, Mexico City and Athens, Greece, have to cut pollution in their respective cities.
Diesel vehicles contribute 15 times more emissions to the environment than gasoline-powered vehicles.
The burning of fossil fuels is a large contributor to climate change. It also contributes to outdoor air pollution, which health officials have linked to around 3 million deaths per year.
Now, the four cities are urging bus and car manufacturers to join that fight.
The mayor of Madrid said, "As we reduce the greenhouse gas emissions generated in our cities, our air will become cleaner, and our children, our grandparents and our neighbors will be healthier."
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