Countries where diesel, petrol cars will soon be history
As a safety measure to get rid of heavy traffic, poor air quality and severe air pollution, a lot of countries are switching from fossil fuel-based cars to electric cars. Many countries have set deadlines to completely do away with diesel-and petrol-powered cars.
Here are the countries and their deadlines:
1. United Kingdom:
The United Kingdom has announced that it will ban sales of new petrol and diesel cars starting 2040 with an aim to clean up the country’s air. By 2050, all cars on the country’s road will have zero emissions.
Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has declared that the country will end the sale of new petrol and diesel-powered cars by 2032.
Paris authorities have planned to banish all petrol and diesel-fuelled cars from the world’s most visited city by 2030.
Norwegians have agreed to ban the sales of all cars run on fossil fuel after 2025. All new passenger cars and vans sold in 2025 should be zero-emission vehicles.
Austria is considering banning sales of new non-electric vehicles by 2025. The country has also set an official target for electric car sales.
6. The Netherlands:
The Dutch parliament is currently focussed on banning the sales of petrol and diesel cars by 2025.
The Chinese government has set no date to ban sale of fuel-driven vehicles. The world’s largest car producer has been performing “relevant research” in order to come up with a “timeline”.
Finnish government is mulling to end the sales of diesel cars by 2030. Finland is intent on raising the number of electric and natural gas vehicles on its roads by 2030.
India plans to replace all petrol-powered and diesel-fuelled cars by electric vehicles by 2030s.
In 2016, Germany’s Bundesrat passed a resolution to ban the internal combustion engine starting in 2030. Germany already had a target of putting 1 million electric vehicles on the road by 2020, although Chancellor Merkel recently admitted that they may fall short of this target.