Sweden decided to ban cars with ICEJanuary 27, 2019
This is in some way already akin to an epidemic – more and more countries are striving to give an exact date when they will introduce a ban on the sale of new cars running on gasoline and diesel fuel. Now among them is also Sweden.
Sweden has joined those countries that call a specific date when they impose a ban on the sale of cars with internal combustion engines. On this score was a government statement signed by Prime Minister Stefan Löfven. Thus, the Scandinavian country shows its desire to achieve the goals set out in the Paris Agreement on climate change. And for this in Sweden it is necessary to expand the charging infrastructure of electrified cars.
In general, the Scandinavian countries consistently follow the course of complete disposal of cars with internal combustion engines. So, Denmark has already announced that it will ban the sale of new cars with gasoline or diesel engines by 2030. This will signal the EU, the automotive industry and the rest of the world, Prime Minister Lars Lökke Rasmussen said in October 2018. By 2050, Denmark intends to ensure that the country can completely dispense with petrol and diesel engines.
As for Norway, there is no strict ban there, and in general with environmental regulations they got a little embarrassing. In the summer of 2016, it was announced that in 2025 the country would ban the registration of new cars with an internal combustion engine – until the ministry of transport refused. The conservative-liberal government of Oslo would prefer to continue to create incentives and encourage citizens to buy environmentally friendly vehicles, luring tax breaks for electrified cars and other privileges, such as using dedicated lanes for public transport. So Norway did for many years, but as a result it turned out that almost half of all new registered cars are electric cars or hybrids. There are already so many of them that it makes no sense to stimulate anymore, and the government is going to gradually reduce tax preferences.
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