Governments across the world have started giving serious attention to the future of cars. Everyone is on the common route to discontinue use of gasoline-powered cars and move towards electric cars. Many countries have already set target years to only sell electric cars. In this article, we will discuss countries and states that are quickly shifting to electric cars.
New Zealand has already unveiled a blueprint to become carbon neutral by 2050. In terms of automobiles, the nation wants to end imports of petrol-powered cars by 2032. Also, a target of more than 50% of light vehicle traffic to be electric by 2035 has been set.
The European countries have been moving quickly towards electric cars. Countries like Norway, Finland, Denmark, Switzerland, Germany, Portugal, France, Belgium, Austria, Iceland, Sweden and Netherland have already been on this route for quite some time now. For instance, Norway has been in the top league when it comes to the inception of EVs. 74.7% of the new cars sold in Norway in 2020 were plug-in electrics. For comparison, in 2014, this figure stood at 39.2%. This shows that the citizens along with the government have rapidly accepted EVs for a better future. Also, the Norwegian Parliament has already set a goal that all new cars sold by 2025 should be zero-emission vehicles. Also, Iceland stood second after Norway in terms of market share of plug-in electrics at 45% in 2020. High fossil-fuel prices and low electricity prices along with some other factors come together to push Iceland’s population to move towards EVs. The Swedish government has also set a target of turning carbon-neutral by 2045. The target year might be far ahead comparatively, however, the nation is quick on its feet when it comes to the inception of hybrids and electric vehicles.
Countries like Canada and the USA have also been trying to shift focus to electric cars and plug-in hybrids. Not so long ago, three states in the US announced the deadline for the initiation of the ban on gasoline-powered cars. States like California, Washington and Massachusetts would start banning gasoline-powered cars by 2035, 2030 and 2035 respectively.
Asia finds its most developed countries shifting to EVs in China. China is the largest market for EVs in the world. This is the reason why major brands like Tesla have their factories there. Also, Ford not so long ago announced that its Mustang Mach-E will be manufactured in China for the local customers. Along with China, India has also been on the move to shift towards EVs. Mr Nitin Gadkari recently declared that our country has the capability to become the top EV manufacturer in the world.
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