Germany Wants Petrol And Diesel Car Sales Banned Across The EU By 2030

Sales of petrol and diesel cars in the EU could be banned within 15 years if the German Bundesrat gets its way, forcing everyone to buy either battery or hydrogen power instead
Germany Wants Petrol And Diesel Car Sales Banned Across The EU By 2030

Senior German politicians are calling for a total ban on internal combustion engines from 2030 – and, not content with deciding their own affairs, they also want it to apply across the European Union.

The Bundesrat, or federal council, is asking the EU not just to consider its proposals to outlaw petrol and diesel cars, but to implement them right across the continent whether the French, Italians, Spanish and so on like it or not. Ouch.

This isn’t legally binding – the Bundesrat can’t force a law through. But sections of Germany’s population have reportedly been so ashamed by the actions taken by their native car makers in the dieselgate emissions scandal that they are willing to back the move.

Germany Wants Petrol And Diesel Car Sales Banned Across The EU By 2030

It wouldn’t ban existing cars from the roads, but new models would have to be powered by batteries or hydrogen unless they were sourced directly from outside the EU, which could, depending on how negotiations go, open up business opportunities for the UK after it leaves the bloc.

And it doesn’t stop there. The federal council has also asked the EU to review its taxation policies in order to push more people to drive electric vehicles. No specific strategies are mentioned, but removing tax breaks for diesel vehicles could be on the table – a move manufacturers fear would end diesels altogether.

Germany Wants Petrol And Diesel Car Sales Banned Across The EU By 2030

Although Norway has previously targeted a similar ban by 2025, the company’s taxation structure, plus investment in charging infrastructure, means that electric cars are already extremely commonplace there. That the Germans are calling for it too is a major event.

There is no apparent consideration for how all the electricity and hydrogen will be produced, and since nuclear power stations take an incredibly long time to plan, build and commission safely, we reckon that’s a bit of a problem. After all, cranking up the output from existing coal-fired power plants is likely to create more emissions than simply leaving cars as they are.

Let us know what you make of this latest piece of anti-car sentiment in the comments

Source: Engadget



Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha good luck with that…

10/10/2016 - 10:37 |
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Fillmore (sleeperpooper)

EU petrolheads in 2030 be like

10/10/2016 - 10:40 |
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Ban car sales, that means you could still drive your car

10/10/2016 - 11:04 |
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10/10/2016 - 10:40 |
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Jack Wright

Britain be like “Well done chaps! Thank god we left..” XD

10/10/2016 - 10:42 |
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RodriguezRacer456 (Aventador SV) (Lambo Squad)

In reply to by Jack Wright

everyone make this best comment

10/10/2016 - 13:32 |
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Cheap race cars for everyone in the UK!

10/10/2016 - 15:05 |
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Ecoterrorism is strong in Britain tho…

10/10/2016 - 17:33 |
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Sing it, Brotha!

10/14/2016 - 06:05 |
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Damn it germany

10/10/2016 - 10:44 |
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₩!Ź@ŔĐ Transit supervan

so brexit finally paid off

10/10/2016 - 10:45 |
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What could possibly go wrong?

10/10/2016 - 10:45 |
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V-Tech and EcoBoost kicked in yo

In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

Well, there’s going to a hell of a power draw in the evening. Still, at least it’s something to help our environment. This and agriculture need to curb emissions. Humanity already has screwed itself by passing the 400 ppm threshold.

10/10/2016 - 19:34 |
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James Martin

I attended a conference a few years back, Germany are dismantling their nuclear infrastructure. Electric cars are a huge headache - the government wants a move towards green energy AND electric cars, but the two are more incompatible than you think. Renewable energy is not good at just “turning up the power” like conventional power stations - so when everyone gets home at 6pm and turns the electric charging station on, you’re in trouble

10/10/2016 - 10:48 |
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I’ve been looking into that as well.

I’m in California where less than 10% comes from nuclear power and “By 2020 California is required to obtain at least 33% of electricity from renewable sources other than large hydro”.

At the same time we are the centre of the universe for electric cars.

Government is grandstanding itself into a corner.

10/10/2016 - 10:59 |
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At night from after midnight to early morning most powerplants produce excess energy. If the Evs are charged during those time periods everything would be just perfect. Maybe all it would require is that the EVs get separate pricing for the electrictiy so it will be expensive during Peek hours to charge but cheap at night. PLug in your car when you get home and set it to start charing in the middle of the night then.

10/10/2016 - 22:48 |
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Ali Mahfooz

The irony of using electric cars all over the world is that a lot more fuel has to be burned just to ensure that the electricity in the grid can be sufficient to charge millions of cars. That means either filling up the city with stupid solar panels and wind minds (which I assume would work in less densely populated cities and countries) or have a gigantic “engine” that burns fuel throughout the day to ensure convenience for densely populated countries. Either way, I don’t think we’ll be saving the environment going this way. Cities, yes. But the countryside and the rest of the planet? No. :/

10/10/2016 - 10:50 |
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All those electric cars coming home between 5 and 7pm and being plugged in to draw all those amps…

Sure. I wish them luck.

10/10/2016 - 10:57 |
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Remember, Germany is the country that got rid of all their Carbon-free nuclear power plants in favor of wind and solar, then realized they couldn’t meet demand doing that so went back to FOSSIL FUELS.

And now they’re concerned so much about carbon emissions that they want everyone to be buying only electric cars in 14 years.

10/10/2016 - 16:10 |
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V-Tech and EcoBoost kicked in yo

In reply to by Ali Mahfooz

An EV powered purely by coal plant energy is still greener than a gas car.

Not to mention most countries are pushing towards renewable energy. Albania and Paraguay already have 100% from hydroelectricity.

10/10/2016 - 19:29 |
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By 2030 all those super performance batteries currently in development will have revolutionized the market already

10/10/2016 - 22:41 |
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Not necessarily, the way energy is going (thanks to companies like Tesla and SolarCity) is that by 2030, most homes with an electric car will almost certainly have some sort of solar array and/or home power storage like Tesla’s PowerWall battery. Not only reducing the strain on the grid at peak times, but massively cutting the overall reliance on the grid in general.As a side note, I live in a normal house near Reading and I’ve already been looking into when Batteries and Solar panels would allow me to go off the grid entirely.

10/11/2016 - 07:34 |
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Germany Before: Riding in thirsty,Hypercars on Derestricted autobahns going 200+ mph

Germany in the future: forcing us to buy slow,horrid eco boxes like this.Good job,EU

10/10/2016 - 10:56 |
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In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

Idk man. Still years until then and I´ve read about so many different alternative high end low weight battery types that are nearly market ready.. some are unstable and need improvement and others are working but the need to replace some materials because of long term durability and production costs.. Maybe until then we´d see a revolution where every new car does 0-100 in less than 8 seconds, the middle class under 6 and the top range under 4 while the sports and perfomance Evs do 2-3 sec..

10/10/2016 - 22:45 |
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