It’s no question that climate change is getting worse day by day. Human consumption and demand is only making it worse to make up for the damage to the environment. The governments are doing everything they can to curb the effects of pollution and enforce restrictions in place. Many countries are also committed to carbon footprint and zero emissions till a committed date. One of the major contributors to pollution is fossil fuel-powered vehicles.
No matter how much manufacturers have tried to make their engines less polluting, they still make a great impact and the only way to stop it would be to switch to EVs. It might be bad news for us enthusiasts but the change is inevitable whether we like it or not.
In fact, many countries are setting deadlines for banning the sale of fossil fuel-powered cars. Let us take a look at the countries and their deadlines for the bans:
Canada will ban the sale of fossil-fuel-powered cars and light-duty trucks from the year 2035 which will lead to a zero-emission reach across the country by the year 2050. Only zero-emission vehicles will be allowed to be sold from the year 2035. Currently, only 3.5% of the market consists of electric vehicles being sold which the government aims to increase by pushing incentives.
The United Kingdom had originally decided to ban fossil fuel vehicles by the year 2035 but now the country has decided to prepone the year to 2030. All new petrol and diesel cars will be banned for sale from the year 2030 and will be a stepping stone towards their zero emissions target by 2050.
The state of California in the United States will ban the sale of gasoline-powered cars and trucks starting from the year 2035. There hasn’t been a word yet on the ban for the entire country though.
The European Union also decided to reach the target of zero emissions by 2050 however it remains to be seen whether the ban for the sale of fossil fuel vehicles will be implemented for the year 2030.
Norway as a country is already on top when it comes to EV adoption. EVs already make up for 60% of the total car sales in Norway. They aim to become the first country in the world to ban the sale of fossil fuel-powered cars by the year 2025.
New energy vehicles make up for about 50% of the new car sales in China which can possibly become the biggest car market by 2035. China plans to gradually ban the sale of non-hybrid gasoline-powered cars by the year 2035 and then move further towards alternative energy vehicles.