This is happening in the U.K., but India has actually already put rules in place to ban gas-powered new car sales by 2030.
The U.K. is working on laws that will ban the sales of gas and diesel-powered cars and trucks by the year 2040. That seems like it’s pretty far away, but if you think about it, 23 years really isn’t that far away, when compared to the 141 years that have passed since the gas-powered engine was first put in a car. Lawmakers say that the law is almost irrelevant since electric cars are becoming more popular. Electric car demand increased by about 40% in 2015, and it seems to be going up every year now. Still, despite only 3% of the cars on the road in Britain being electric or fuel-cell powered, the demand is there. People want electric.
Michael Gove is the environment secretary in the U.K., and he says, simply, “We can’t carry on with diesel and petrol cars.”
Electric cars are environmentally friendly, at least from a pollution standpoint, but do you think that they will replace gas power completely? Are you worried about battery disposal, and how it might affect the environment? Do you see similar laws happening here in America around the same time?