No More Gas: Petrol Cars Set To Suffer Ban


The world, unfortunately, is in need of desperate change. Whatever your views are on climate change or so called ‘global warming,’ you’ll still understand that the world’s dependence on oil and fossil fuels is still worrying. We are over reliant on petrol, oils and coals and we need to move forward, not only are these materials and fuels costly, but they are not unlimited. One day, they will run out – and if we keep buying more cars (which we love), it will only run out faster. We can’t really slow it down unless we stop using them, and without drastic and desperate change, that will not happen.

Change is on the horizon in many areas. For example, look at self-driving cars. Cars that can drive themselves thanks to technology developed by companies like Tesla and Google are coming about. While they are incredible developments, you might still need people like Bohn & Fletcher Accident Lawyers on your side – crashes do happen! But this is proof of our ability to change our habits. Soon enough, we won’t be driving cars at all – we can change things.



And change is coming. A number of weeks ago, news broke that the new President of France, Emmanuel Macron would be bringing about a ban of petrol and diesel cars to ensure that his country only puts electric cars on the streets. By 2040, no more petrol and diesel cars will be sold in France to combat emissions. Now, news is breaking that the UK are set to follow the lead of France and ban the sale of petrol cars by 2040, leading to emission free roads by 2050. Could the rest of the world follow? It’s hoped, because the reliance on fossil fuels isn’t good for anyone, not anymore. However, many think the target of 2040 is too lazy, countries like Norway, for example, are attempting to do the same as Britain and France by 2025.

To implement these changes, the UK will have to make electric car chargers more widely available, but what does it mean for petrol stations? Does it mean jobs will be lost? Will these stations adapt to include charging ports? Electric cars can last a fair while now between charges, so one would think that petrol stations will become obsolete. To encourage the move, these countries also offer grants as an incentive to choose an electric car over petrol right now.

As said above, Norway is leading the way for the electric car revolution. The country is approaching a kind of tipping point where electric cars will become the majority of new cars sold in the country. It’s making solid movements towards its 2025 target.

The type of cars to look out for? The flagship Tesla Model 3, Audi’s E-TRON Quattro and the Opel/Vauxhall Ampera E. Tesla take the cake here, with an almost supercar experience and we will certainly see more of these on the roads soon. The next question? Which world leader will fall next to the electric revolution?

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