The UK banned the sale of diesel and petrol cars
the Initiative of the British governmentthe UK, not wanting to stay in this particular matter, followed the example of France, declaring that it also prohibits the sale of traditional vehicles by the same date. Currently England brings together a growing group of countries that plan to make electric cars our future. It includes the Netherlands, Norway (ban on petrol cars by 2025), Germany and India (2030).
according to BBC News, the main purpose of this initiative-the reduction of emissions, because traffic is not the last place in this matter. Previous estimates have shown that 40 thousand people in the UK die each year due to complications caused by abrasive or toxic particles from car exhausts.
the UK Government also announced its intention to 3.9 billion dollars in funding for a national system to improve air quality. Although the specifics of this plan are still missing, the final measures should be published by the end of this month.
the benefits of using electric vehiclesBenefit from the prohibition of the use of new gasoline cars is obvious. As mentioned, transportation is bad for our health, but also it is the main source of emissions of CO<sub>2</sub> in the world.
In America, 27 per cent of emissions from transport, especially cars. Globally, transport accounts for one fifth of total emissions.
Replacement of traditional electric vehicles will have a huge impact on the efforts of the planet in the fight against climate change.
How to overcome the climate crisisa Comprehensive analysis of the top 100 plans of how to solve associated with the climate change crisis, puts electric cars on the 26th place. If, by 2050, 16 percent of owners of cars start to use electric vehicles instead of traditional internal combustion cars, it will help to reduce the emissions of nearly 11 billion tons.
Although the replacement of traditional electric cars will cost the world about 14.2 trillion dollars, in the end, it will be possible to save some of 9.8 trillion dollars, which will not happen if conventional cars will still dominate the market.
This is a recent decision of the British government, of course, is a welcome step in the right direction. Experts predict that a deadline of 2040, it may not even be too conservative. Given the dizzying pace of innovation occurring in the industry of electric vehicles, there is a possibility that the internal combustion engine may disappear for a few years until 2040, which will make the prohibition irrelevant.