Combustion engines are vital to the function of most cars on the road today. The problem with these engines is that heat is lost during combustion, which wastes a lot of fuel.
Some countries are looking ahead and have recognized that the future can’t rely on combustion engines because it is not sustainable for our planet or natural resources. A few countries have even moved to ban combustion engines all together and here is a list of them:
Norway plans to completely ban combustion engines and have 100 percent electric vehicles by the year 2025. The percentage of electric car sales is currently the highest in Norway which means they are on their way to eliminating combustion engines all together.
The Netherlands is also planning to ban combustion engines. They aim to make every new car sold in the market emission-free by 2030. Tax incentives for emission-free vehicles will soon be brought into line with the country’s bold incentive tactics.
The United Kingdom
The United Kingdom plans to stop sales of conventional diesel and gas vehicles by 2040. It doesn’t plan to completely ban these vehicles but states that the majority of new vehicles sold should be emission-free. The UK is aiming to reduce emissions from motor vehicles to virtually zero by 2050.
France plans to remove all fossil fuel vehicles from the market by 2040. They believe that stopping sales of diesel and gas vehicles will encourage auto manufacturers to innovate.
Israel plans to ban the import of diesel and gasoline vehicles by 2030. The country will only permit electric and natural gas vehicles. The Energy Minister of Israel, Yuval Steinitz, has said that they want the industry of Israel to be based on natural gas and transportation to be based on electricity or natural gas.
Germany intends to join other European countries in its move to ban new diesel cars. However, they haven’t given any timeline as to when they plan to accomplish this.
China is also planning to phase out internal combustion engines. However, like Germany, it hasn’t given any date on the phase-out. Experts anticipate that the country will impose the ban around 2030.
Taiwan drastically plans to ban all sales of four-wheel vehicles and motorcycles by 2040.
We will see a major shift if all the bans from the above-mentioned countries are finalized. The pollution would significantly decrease throughout the world and offset the effects of global warming.