The German government has called for not just German but also the European Union to ban the sale of new gasoline- and diesel-powered cars by 2030.
In an effort to hasten the adoption of electric vehicles by mainstream consumers, Germany’s resolution is improbable, but you can’t help the country for trying. You see, it wants to reduce its CO2 emissions by 95 percent by the year 2030, and it seems the only way to so is to essentially eradicate the internal combustion engine.
Germany offers generous financial incentives for motorists who buy an electric car, but the initiative hasn’t succeeded in providing the boost in EV sales that officials predicted.
According to German outlet Welt, the resolution is still being etched out and hasn’t been signed into a law. Germany’s Social Democratic Party (SPD) and Green party, two of the main proponents, want to see it passed.
The German government has urged the EU to consider implementing the ban for all member states, but no other government has responded to the request.
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