Share
Share
Share
 

Germany (and possibly EU) to ban internal combustion engines by 2030

Photo: CarAdvice

Earlier this year, the Netherlands was pushing for a ban on gas and diesel powered vehicles by 2025, but Germany’s Bundesrat has gone one step ahead to pass a resolution to ban all internal combustion engine (ICE) cars from its roads starting in 2030.

Officials hope that the agreement can also pass on to the EU as a whole, allowing only zero-emission vehicles on its roads by the same year. Of course the decision would have to be approved by all representatives of its member states before it can be instituted like in Germany.

The German government is also considering reviewing its tax policies by potentially reducing or even eliminating the fuel subsidy on diesel used in cars and trucks, as well providing tax incentives for those switching to zero-emission vehicles.

This could come as a shock to many vehicle owners and manufacturers in Germany and other EU states, but 14 years is still quite a long time away. German manufacturers like BMW, Mercedes, Audi, VW, and even Porsche are already hard at work developing hybrid and electric alternatives for the ever changing market.

This comes at a time when manufacturers like VW, Mercedes, Nissan, Citroen, Mitsubishi, along with many others failed various diesel emissions tests when tested under real world conditions. VW suffered the most damage because they were caught using “defeat devices” to cheat on emissions tests which did not factor in more true to life situations, making it seem as if their vehicles were emissions-compliant.

Since then, diesel vehicle sales across Europe have slowly started to fall, with a 5% drop being reported in August 2016.

Caribbean Airlines has joined the ranks of other international airlines by introducing a premium economy cabin. Dubbed “Caribbean Plus”, rows…
It’s 2018 and there are still many websites that believe in forcing users to watch autoplay videos. That’s right, we’re…
Sometimes I like to record a snippet of what I’m listening to on my phone’s iTunes player to post to…
If you’re an iPhone user (or use any iOS device as a matter), it may be time to consider using…
Like many other mobile phone manufacturers, Apple can’t keep anything a secret. In a recently leaked internal memo (a lengthy…
We’ve all seen endless videos about those luxurious and comfortable first and business class seats on airlines like Emirates, EVA…
According to a new survey by Piper Jaffray, a securities investment and research firm, more and more U.S. teens are…
With both Xbox and PlayStation consoles receiving receiving proper 4K treatment within the last two years, Sony fans may have…
World renowned physicist Professor Stephen Hawking has passed away at the age of 76. A spokesperson for the family said…
Adobe Creative Cloud (CC) subscribers (including myself) have reported receiving emails about an upcoming price change coming to the editing…