British officials want to ban ordinary cars in 2032October 20, 2018
If the UK hopes to become a world leader in the field of electrification of transport, then it should postpone the introduction of a ban on diesel fuel and gasoline from 2040 to 2032, certain members of the UK government are convinced.
The purpose of the ban is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and thereby improve the climate, which is impossible to make a civilization actively using gasoline and diesel engines.
“If we are really going to be world leaders in the number of electric vehicles, the government should accelerate the emergence of new vehicles so that emissions will be zero by 2032,” – said Rachel Reeves, chairman of the UK Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee.
Her report mentions that the UK needs to better stimulate the demand for electric cars, and also criticizes the recent decision to cut grants for hybrid cars since November of this year.
“The government should take control and lead the coordination of financial support for the technologies needed by local authorities to promote the necessary infrastructure to make electric cars more attractive to consumers,” – Reeves added.
Rachel Reeves, in her desire to ban the internal combustion engines earlier than planned, is supported by the British Energy Industry Association of Great Britain, whose representatives point out that postponing dates to an earlier date is a desirable and quite feasible measure.
There are also opponents of the postponement of the deadlines for the year 2032, who are sure that to do this, literally, is “unrealistic”. Among them – the general director of the British Society of Automakers and Traders (SMMT) Mike Howes. He points to the fact that zero-emission vehicles account for only 0.6% of the market. An earlier ban on internal combustion engines would mean that the demand for electric cars should increase by about 17,000% in just one decade.