The clock started a countdown for gasoline and diesel cars in the UK. What was feared by many, will now get a little worse. In addition, in Canada, the province of Quebec also tightened the chronograph.
It was no secret that the United Kingdom was moving towards a ban on the sale of gasoline and diesel cars, but this would only happen in 2035, a date that some manufacturers, such as Honda, contest. However, at 10 Downing Street in London, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is due to announce this week a ban on the sale of gasoline and diesel cars from 2030.
If 14 years from now it seemed like a bad deadline for some manufacturers, let alone nine years. The intention is to accelerate electrification to reduce pollutant emissions into Britain’s atmosphere in the coming decades.
With gasoline and diesel cars having a short time to operate in the new car market, plug-in hybrids will only need another five years to be banned in the zero km car showroom.
The measure will require that only hydrogen powered and electric cars be made available to consumers from 2036 onwards.
The UK also plans to invest £ 500 million to expand the supply of recharging points across the country. Currently, the installed network is considered small and uneven.
Meanwhile, on the other side of the North Atlantic, Canada is starting to move in the same direction. In the province of Quebec, the government decreed the end of cars fueled with gasoline by 2035.
The measure is still milder than that of California, but it serves to support restrictions on the sale of cars that are not electrified. In the North American country, British Columbia wants to reduce the supply of cars and trucks by 2040.
In general, Canada is positioned to invest more in the installation of recharging points and to seek incentives for the acquisition of more environmentally friendly cars, but that is all.