7 countries are banning fossil fuel-based cars

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Within the last 10 months, a number of countries announced huge plans to tackle emissions. Apart from generating energy from renewable and clean sources, they are targeting fossil fuel-based cars with the hope of eradicating them in the near future.

Norway (2025)

Norway announced its plans to enforce a ‘polluter pays’ tax system, which aims to encourage its citizens to purchase low and zero emission vehicles. By 2025, the country will completely ban petrol-powered cars and will only allow the sales of 100% electric or plug-in hybrid cars. In order to achieve zero-emission vehicles, any fossil fuel-based car that had been sold before the ban will have to switch to plug-in hybrids or biofuels.

“By 2030, heavy-duty vans, 75% of new long-distance buses, and 50% of new trucks must be zero emission vehicles. Also, by 2030, 40% of all ships in short sea shipping should be using biofuels or be low- or zero-emission ships.” ~ Norwegian Public Roads Administration

Germany (2030)

In 2016, Germany’s federal council, the Bundesrat, proposed a resolution to ban combustion engine cars by 2030. Germany’s Bundesrat is the country’s upper house of parliament and the legislative body that represents the sixteen states of Germany. The ban would permit German citizens to purchase only electric or hydrogen-fuelled cars. The resolution also urged German lawmakers to encourage their counterparts in Brussels to push incentives for only zero-emission vehicles to be registered by 2030.

Germany is taking serious steps to switch to renewable and clean energy. In the first half of 2017, Germany generated 35% of its power from renewables. Their plan is to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 40% in 2020 and 95% by 2050. Germany also plans to shut down all of its nuclear power plants by 2022.

Germany generated 35% of its power from renewables In the first half of 2017. Image credit: Armin Kübelbeck

India (2030)

By 2030, only electric cars will be allowed in India according to the Piyush Goyal, the Minister of Railways and Coal in the Government of India. “We are going to introduce electric vehicles in a very big way. We are going to make electric vehicles self- sufficient like UJALA. The idea is that by 2030, not a single petrol or diesel car should be sold in the country,” he says.

France (2040)

This year France announced banning sales of petrol and diesel cars by 2040. The move, which was announced by Emmanuel Macron’s government, is part of an ambitious plan to meet its targets under the Paris climate accord. France will also implement new measure to reduce the use of fossil-fuel powered cars before banning them.

“By 2023, France aims to have a fleet of 2.4 million rechargeable electric and hybrid vehicles, as well as a 3% of NGV heavy duty vehicles. Biofuels blended with petrol are set for 1.8% in 2018 and 3.4% in 2023, and for diesel 1% in 2018 and 2.3% in 2023.” ~ Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy

UK (2040)

Starting from 2040, petrol and diesel cars and vans will be banned in the UK. The decision, which was announced recently, came amid fears that rising levels of nitrogen oxide pose a major risk to public health. Nitrogen oxides are a group of gases that contribute to climate change. These gasses, which are mainly composed of nitrogen and oxygen, are released into the air from motor vehicle exhaust or the burning of coal, oil, diesel fuel, and natural gas.

The UK is also allocating 344 million USD to tackle emissions. “Poor air quality is the biggest environmental risk to public health in the UK and this government is determined to take strong action in the shortest time possible. That is why we are providing councils with new funding to accelerate development of local plans, as part of an ambitious £3 billion programme (4 billion USD) to clean up dirty air around our roads.” a government spokesman said.

Nitrogen oxide gasses, which are released into the air from motor vehicle exhaust, pose a major risk to public health and the environment. Image credit: Ruben de Rijcke

China and the Netherlands (????)

The two nations haven’t yet made the final decision, but they have announced on separate occasions that they are “considering” banning fossil fuel-powered cars. The Netherlands is pushing the ban to 2025 while China is yet to announce the date of the ban. China’s plan to ban petrol and diesel cars in the “near future” is very encouraging! The country is currently the world’s biggest vehicle market, so passing this ban will force auto companies to adapt to change and switch to renewables and clean energy.

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Sprite

Those ban dates are very far away from today, I hope the electric cars technology becomes more affordable by then.

Timov
Timov

Low-cost will still be irrelevant if the range vs. price of said vehicles is not brought up to fossil-fuel ranges. Our two simple gas-powered vehicles average 4-500 miles before needing to be “recharged”. Under steady highway driving, one of them is good for over 600 miles.

Paul
Paul

Well, given that the Tesla 3 is less than half what people payed just one year ago for a Tesla, I’d say prices are coming down quite nicely. I think commuter vehicles like my Suburu are probably easier to convert than shipping vehicles that require more horsepower (the HP isn’t the issue, the battery range is the problem). Also, if we’re converting our cars to electric but getting our electricity from power plants run on fossil fuels, we’re making a minor trade-off. There’s a lot of work to do in renewable energy, but allowing lobbyists from oil and coal companies dictate our political priorities pretty much GUARANTEES the status quo.

CLAUDE
CLAUDE

C’est toujours les consommateurs /payeurs.
Et les industriels ? ?
L’automobile représente 15% .
Il faut aussi arrêter les courses automobiles de toute nature, tous les sports mécaniques (rallyes, circuits, runs, tracteur pulling et le reste. …..)
Perso je roule à vélo, je me déplace à pieds et utilise les transports en commun.
Une voiture est une ruine financière quel que soit sa motorisation.

Capcaunu
Capcaunu

Even if we power the cars with electricity produced by burning fossil fuels, the power plants are cleaner / per kilowat than an internal combustion engine. Plus…when fission does become the norm, we only need to replace the power plants because the cars will have all been converted by then.

Varun Kohli
Varun Kohli

What about one of the biggest polluter, USA?

JACK BRENNAN
JACK BRENNAN

FUCK OFF THEY BETTER NOT BAN PETROL CARS IN THE USA DO YOU KNOW THE AMAZING CARS MADE FROM THE USA????? SUCH AS THE 1969 FORD MUSTANG AND THE DOGE DEMON THERE AMAZING CARS IT WOLD BE FUCKING STUPID IF THEY BANNED IT THERE

SJGH
SJGH
Realistically, it may be a while. This has not been a priority for the United States historically and will take a long time to develop the infrastructure to sustain. There are many challenges to overcome. – We do not have mass transport available to us in all places. In fact, only the largest cities have mass transport at all. (I cannot get a bus, a train, or even get a cab where I live. I have to travel 40-120 miles to my doctors). These other countries have planned and built much better than the United States for mass transit. – This country is 3,000 miles wide and everything is spaced quite far apart. Only those with generous income or assistance can afford to live in the safe parts of cities. My husband must drive 40 miles each way every day through miles and miles of unpopulated forest to work because… Read more »
patrick
patrick

i have a low emision car now a lot of our factories are already gone overseas. we were paying our 100 billion dollars a year. we pulled out because other countries were not paying their fair share. when india and china starts paying we will return.

Dan
Dan

Worth pointing out that your $100 billion figure is pulled out of thin air. Too much Info Wars?

The total US commitment under the Paris Agreement was $3 billion, a small amount relative to the loss that US manufacturers face as they fall behind in exporting clean tech.

Scott
Scott

Is there a non-fossil fuel burning vehicle that has the capacity to pull my 12,000 pound trailer over the long haul? I would be very interested in acquiring one if there is such a thing.

Mike
Mike

Yes, now there is one a truck made by Tesla, called the Tesla Semi, the only problem is that it will start production in 2019 and costs $150,000.

Dan

It is 2030 yet? The vast majority of vehicles are for transportation of small numbers of passengers.

joke
joke

India by 2030? in their dream, maybe

Dan

You’re going to be surprised. Look at what they are doing with solar.

Ajay
Ajay

You keep dreaming until 2030 then you will find out that you are still using fossil fuel car.

Roberto Viera
Roberto Viera

Internal combustion vehicle ICV has energy comsuption bigger than electric vehicle. in Carnot cycle eficiency is very low that is not caase for EV. Efficency in big fossil plants is very high than a internal combustion motor. Before energy is used for movement in ICV a great part is lossed as calor and must to be discharged by a aspecial refrigerator system. ICV requires oil in piston displacement that consumes energy and consume oil. ICV has only one motor in each vehicle and there are losses of energy in transmisión of miovement. Also gearbox consumes energy, EV has not this losses.

Aaron hard
Aaron hard

You really do not know what your talking about lol, but very funny reading you crap

Roberto Viera
Roberto Viera

oil and carbon industries pay trolls simulating know how but in mouth get out only crab

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JACK BRENNAN
JACK BRENNAN

THEY BETTER NOT BANN PETROL CARS!!!!! I AM A CAR ENTHUSIAST AND I DO NOT WANT THE GOVERMENT CRUSHING MY AE86 THATS MY DREAM CAR I HAVE WORKED FOR THIS CAR FOR AGES! CAUSE OF THE STUPID GOVERMENT I NOW HAVE TO MOVE FROM THE UK TO JAPAN OR SEATTLE FUCK YOU GOVERMENT!!!!!

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