It seems with every passing week, more news is released that speaks to the inevitable transition of the world’s auto industry from gas to electric. Nearly a dozen and a half nations across the globe now have approaching bans on the sale of gas and diesel cars, Great Britain being the latest to get into the game! Here at home, California is so far the lone US state to have a planned ban, looking at 2035 as the final date to buy the dying horse known as the internal combustion engine. And, while the gas dinosaurs are given the boot, auto manufacturers continue to release new models at all price levels of the market. GM alone is aiming for 30 different models by 2025!
Tours of Amsterdam’s red-light district aren’t the only thing the Dutch capital is banning in the future. The city council announced on May 2 that gasoline and diesel-fueled cars and motorcycles will be banned in Amsterdam by 2030 to help ease pollution and clean up the air.
Great Britain accelerates its planned ban of new gas and diesel cars, cutting five year from their EV-only deadline!
Britain will ban the sale of new gasoline and diesel cars by 2030, a decade earlier than its previous commitment, the prime minister said Tuesday. Boris Johnson made the pledge as part of plans for a “green industrial revolution” that he claims could create up to 250,000 jobs in energy, transport, and technology.
And, while nation’s seem to be quickly joining the movement to rid the planet of the internal combustion engine, General Motors ups its game by recommitting to its EV production program.
General Motors says it will increase its investment and model offerings over the next five years “to expedite the transition to E.V.s.”
Source: G.M. Accelerates Its Ambitions for Electric Vehicles – The New York Times