Germany to Ban Gasoline and Diesel Powered Cars By 2030, Support Electric Vehicles Instead

By: | June 26th, 2016

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Germany is going to be the world leader in pushing renewable energy.

Recently, senior government officials in Germany declared that the country is going to ban gasoline and diesel powered cars by 2030. All new car registrations must be for emissions-free models after that.

Germany plans to take this action to meet its CO2 reduction target of at least 80% by 2050.

At present, there are only about 155,000 registered hybrid and electric vehicles in Germany, with about 45 million gasoline and diesel cars on German roads. Since cars generate the bulk of harmful gasses, the government felt this drastic action was necessary.

But this job is not easy as people find the usage of gasoline and diesel cars more convenient and they have the perception that these fuel-based cars are more powerful. Apart from this, the government has to ensure easy availability of electric car charging stations.

In order to encourage people to buy electric vehicles, the German government is offering subsidies to those buying EVs.

Nidhi Goyal

Nidhi is a gold medalist Post Graduate in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences.

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