There was some good transport related news today from the British government: from 2040, petrol and diesel cars will no longer be sold in Britain. It’s part of the government’s response to air pollution rather than climate change, but I’ll take it.
France made a similar commitment a couple of weeks ago, also for 2040. India will be ten years ahead of both European countries, with plans for all electric by 2030. And they in turn will be five years behind Norway, world leader in electric cars, which aims to make a full transition by 2025. Other countries will follow, and I’m aware of discussions in a number of other places. Germany has a proposal on the table for 2030 that it would like to see rolled out across the whole EU.
Petrolheads need not despair. It’s 23 years away in Britain, which many campaigners are arguing…
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