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Sweden Takes Another Step Toward Freedom From Fossil Fuels

February 3rd, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

Gasoline and diesel vehicle bans became all the rage for a while a few years ago. One country after another announced plans or potential plans to stop selling fossil fuel vehicles by a certain year — 2030, 2040,


London Launching A 100% Zero-Emissions Street

January 11th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

When we examine the electric vehicle market and forecast electric vehicle growth, we often think of automaker plans, battery investments, how many models they're rolling out, etc. What we don't often consider is how strong city and country policies are going to get to push people to go electric. Several countries have announced plans for gas car bans, and some cities have done the same. Such policies can accelerate EV sales growth perhaps more than anything else


Many In Germany Still In A Diesel-Fueled Daze, In Denial About EV Transition

March 16th, 2019 | by Matt Pressman

The German auto industry has been through quite a scandal surrounding dieselgate. But that's not stopping some from clinging to diesel. The Verge reports, "Germany is divided about the future of its most important industry: while some automakers pursue electric vehicles, a noisy group of diesel-energy enthusiasts are expressing their frustration through protests. These have gone on every weekend so far this year."


China Plans To Ban Fossil Fuel Vehicles

September 10th, 2017 | by Kyle Field

China's vice minister of industry and information technology, Xin Guobin, has announced that the Chinese government is currently working on a timeline to end both the production and sales of fossil fuel vehicles. The bold move comes as the government struggles to respond to public outcry in major Chinese cities struggling with crippling air pollution


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


The Economist Announces The Death Of The ICE (Finally)

August 19th, 2017 | by Matt Pressman

The most recent cover story in The Economist announces, "The death of the internal combustion engine... it had a good run. But the end is in sight." In a remarkable account, The Economist reports that the internal combustion engine's "days are numbered. Rapid gains in battery technology favour electric motors instead. ... Today’s electric cars, powered by lithium-ion batteries, can do much better."


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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