There is no doubt that the future of motoring will be in electric cars. Norwegian newspaper Dagens Næringsliv has reported that the countries 4 leading political parties will consider a complete ban on petrol and diesel cars by the year 2025, creating a zero-emissions zone all over the country. Plans are all ready in place for a ban on all private cars in Oslo by 2019, showing the determination Norway have to lower emissions into the atmosphere. Currently 24% of Norway’s new car sales are electric vehicles, demonstrating one of the world’s biggest EV markets.
Alongside Norway, the Dutch Labour Party PvdA have also established a desire to ban all petrol and diesel cars from the country by 2025. The Netherlands currently have a very large alternative fuel market, with 1-10 new cars bought being powered by electric. The Dutch announced the plans 1 year after joining the Zero-Emission Vehicle Alliance (ZEV), which are targeting every new car to be electric powered by 2050. Plans like these have been discussed all over the world for many years, but it seems likely that Paris will be the first city to introduce a complete zero-emissions zone.
London will be introducing an (ULEZ0, an Ultra Low Emission Zone by 2020, meaning every car much meet very strict emissions regulations by the turn of the new decade. Ford have been working on an electric Focus for a few years now, which is due for release soon.
It is clear that electric cars will be coming to the streets very soon, and with countries now putting pressure on manufacturers to build new technology, it seems it may be earlier than first expected.
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Source – AutoCar – Norway plans to ban petrol and diesel cars by 2025 – 07/06/2016