“Banning polluting cars in 2040 or 2050 doesn’t actually look like a very bold move.”

We will all be driving electric by that point, anyway


Tue, Aug 22nd, 2017 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

On Clean Technica, Zachary Shahan argues that banning petrol cars by 2050 is not a bold move — humanity will shift to electric vehicles simply due to market forces. A real bold move, explains Shahan, would be to set some more aggressive targets since the technology to make the shift already exists.

India has a target — unofficial still — to become a fully electric transport nation by 2030. This is the only truly bold target, in my humble opinion. It’s also why I was prompted to write an article in June discussing how practical the target is.

The UK’s plan and France’s plan to ban polluting cars by 2040 (and presumably the ban Germany’s Angela Merkel has floated) are all so moderate that I’m not even concerned about them achieving these goals.



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