Spain wants to ban petrol and diesel cars by 2040November 18, 2018
The government of Spain, represented by the country’s prime minister, Pedro Sanchez, has prepared a bill according to which it is proposed to ban the registration of vehicles with petrol and diesel power plants in the country from 2040.
This initiative is an attempt by the government to combat environmental pollution, and also aims to bring its national environmental regulations in line with the same standards in other EU countries, including the UK and France.
Thus, Spain wants to come closer to fulfilling its obligations under the Paris Climate Agreement, under which this state promised to reduce CO2 emissions into the atmosphere by 2030 by 20% compared with 1990, and by 90% by 2050.
Note that Spain is not the only and far from the first country promoting such a norm. So, the UK and France want to ban gasoline and diesel cars from 2040, and in London they intend to move the date to 2032. Meanwhile, Denmark is considering banning gasoline and diesel vehicles from 2030.