Electric vehicles are becoming more affordable and efficient, and their contribution to protecting the environment is difficult to overestimate. Therefore, in order to speed up the process of their adaptation on public roads, several countries officially announced plans to soon completely ban the sale of non-electric vehicles, which in fact could lead to the end of the development of new gasoline and diesel vehicles.
Perhaps the most prominent among the list of countries intending to impose a complete ban on the production and sale of vehicles operating on combustible fuels are the Netherlands. It is planned to start selling electric vehicles only by 2025. And this is not the only step towards the development of the future transport system in this country. For example, it is also very interested in the high-speed system Hypeloop and other projects of eco-friendly public transport.
Thanks to many years of efforts to promote the adaptation of electric transport, Norway is now a leader in this direction. Therefore, it is unlikely that for this country the achievement of a goal in the form of a transition to fully electric transport or transport with a minimum level of emissions of pollutants into the atmosphere will also become a problem by 2025.
After 2030, legally in India it will be possible to buy only an electric or hybrid car. The plan is very ambitious, especially considering that to date the country can not boast of a large number of charging stations in relation to the number of cars used in it.
Germany is going to introduce a complete ban on the production of internal combustion engines by 2030. Given the presence of a huge market for the production of cars in this country, the transition to electric cars here can positively affect the automotive industry in a broader sense.
The Minister of Integrated Environmental Transformation of France, Nicolas Hulot, sees the possibility of a complete cessation of the sale of cars with an internal combustion engine by 2040. However, in the capital of this country such a noticeable transition is planned to be implemented ten years earlier.
Following France, Britain announced similar plans. Private and working cars running on gasoline and diesel will no longer be sold in this country after 2040.
Despite all these encouraging plans, the vast majority of countries have not yet decided whether it will at least gradually move away from traditional cars in favor of more environmentally friendly transport. At the same time there are such as, for example, China, which confirmed their desire to abandon cars with internal combustion engines, but did not specify the time frame in which they plan to do so.
In addition, in general, the overall impact of the prohibitions in the above-mentioned countries may not be as significant as it would be desirable. Just because of the big difference in the ratio of the number of inhabitants of these countries and the number of motorized vehicles. Among the countries represented today, only France and Norway are among the twenty countries with a high ratio of the number of people and cars that it owns.
In addition, it should be noted that all these plans are related exclusively to the ban on the sale of non-electric vehicles. In other words, this means that these prohibitions will not lead to a complete refusal to use gasoline and diesel equipment by the specified time. This only means that from now on these countries will gradually refuse and remove such cars from the roads. For example, as a result of their aging.