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Jaguar Land Rover Poised To Cut 5,000 Jobs

December 17th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley

Jaguar Land Rover sales have fallen off a cliff, largely because many of its vehicles are powered by diesel engines. It is struggling to convert to electric cars but will it have enough money to do so? Meanwhile, it expects to layoff 5,000 employees next year.


2040 & 2050 Pollution Car Bans Not So Bold

August 21st, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan

Several countries have now announced or considered plans to ban gas- and diesel-powered cars by a certain year. These eventual bans are certainly welcome and helpful from a messaging and persuasion standpoint, but if you look at the expected exponential growth curve of electric car adoption, banning polluting cars in 2040 or 2050 doesn't actually look like a very bold move. More or less, it looks like that will happen anyway from simple market forces


7 Countries That May Ban Gas & Diesel Cars

August 10th, 2017 | by Matt Pressman

“We are announcing an end to the sale of petrol and diesel cars by 2040,” Nicolas Hulot, France’s new ecology minister, said last month, adding that the move was a “veritable revolution.” It looks like England may follow suit. Jesse Norman, from England's Department for Transport has announced, "a manifesto commitment for almost all cars and vans on our roads to be zero emission by 2050. We believe this would necessitate all new cars and vans being zero emission vehicles by 2040.” How many countries are actually moving in the direction of eventual gas and diesel car bans


No New Internal Combustion Engines In France After 2040

July 7th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley

Nicholas Hulot, the new environmental minister for France, has announced a 5-year plan that will lead to that country becoming carbon neutral by 2050. The plan is part of France's commitment to the Paris climate accords. One feature of the proposal would prohibit the sale of all cars with internal combustion engines by the year



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