The (automotive) French Revolution - petrol and diesel banned by 2040

The French have banned the sale of petrol and electric cars by 2040, and it's no less revolutionary than democracy.

In what is an extraordinary week for the automotive industry, today France banned the sale of all petrol and diesel cars by the year 2040. In 22 years from now, all cars in France will be electric. What's not made clear however, is if this includes the ban of hybrids, which of course partly use carbon-based fuel, and how this extraordinary ban will be achieved.