Germany Goes One Step Ahead and Calls for Ban of All the Non-Electric Cars All Around Europe By 2030

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Germany is going way beyond its borders and is stepping up to push for only the electric vehicles (EVs).

Early in this summer, the European country has passed a law which required all the new cars that were registered to be zero emission ones, which means it should all be electric cars. To meet the goals that were announced at the Paris Global Warming Agreement, Germany has realized that it is not enough only if one country tries to work out on curbing the internal combustion sales. So, according to a report from Electrek, Germany has pushed the law towards having the requirement of Electric Vehicles all around Europe by 2030.

Germany Ban Non-Electric Cars

Germany has taken a pledge to cut down on its carbon dioxide emissions by almost 80 to 95 percent by the end of 2050. So in order to keep up with its pledge, all the new car registrations which are powered by diesel and gas will be needed to be stopped by 2030. The European government is estimating that if this campaigning works out it might take almost 20 years for all the existing cars powered by internal combustion to be off the road.

Incentives to Push EV Purchases

In April, Germany had vested in an incentive program so that the manufacturing and purchasing process of the electric vehicles can be speeded up, which in turn will speed up the cutoff of the sales of all the gas-powered cars. According to this incentive program, the people who will purchase an electric vehicle will be paid an amount of 4,000 Euros (approx. $4,480 U.S.). The incentive will come in the form of a discount on the purchase price, which can be paid directly to car sales dealer. This discount is the money that is paid immediately and directly from the customer to the dealer, unlike that of a tax deduction or tax credit.

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The world’s two largest manufacturers of automobiles, Volkswagen and Daimler, who hail from Germany, have already stepped into the shoes to make the strategies of electric vehicles available to the public. Volkswagen has announced that it has set a goal to manufacture at least 2 – 3 million electric vehicles per annum by 2025. This also includes more than 30 new electric cars that are purely powered by a battery. In June, Daimler had pledged that it would design and develop all the powertrains which will be environmental friendly.

The 2016 Paris Motor Show saw the introduction of many electric cars, including the Generation EQ concept SUV from Mercedes-Benz and the I.D from Volkswagen, and both are zero emission automobiles. The EQ from Mercedes-Benz is first of its many models that have been structured on the platform of Mercedes’ new electric cars.

Actions Taken By the Governments

According to a published report by Der Spiegel, the decision to push for a ban on the gas powered cars around Europe by 2030 is definitely a step forward against global warming, but it does not carry the significance from the law yet. However, Germany is very influential when it comes to the EU Commission, with its headquarters based in Brussels. This might make it easier to widespread its regulations, which in turn will make laws that will be easier for the constituent countries to act upon.

Europe Fully electric by 2030

Recently, there were reports that even the Indian government is looking ahead to evaluate a scheme which will remodel its entire fleet of gas powered vehicles to be fully electric by 2030. Even the Dutch and Norwegian governments have been in discussions for possibly banning the sales of the gas-powered cars and allow manufacturing and purchases of only electric vehicles by 2025.

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