When will the internal combustion engines go away?
The world is moving towards the gradual abandonment of cars with internal combustion engines and the transition to zero emission vehicles (ZEVs). The member countries of ZEV intend to completely ban the cars with traditional petrol and diesel engines by 2050.
These countries are Germany, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Norway, Canadian Quebec and eight US states, including California. Some European capitals, states, regions have their own plans for the transition to green transport.
So, Paris by 2024 will refuse diesel cars, and by 2030 – petrol ones. By the same year, Madrid and Mexico will prohibit the entry of vehicles with diesel engines, while in India and Germany they will stop registering cars with ICE.
The government of the Netherlands promised that by 2030 it will be possible to sell only ZEVs in the country. By 2040, the United Kingdom and California will join the ban to use ICE-powered vehicles.
In Ukraine, by 2025, 20% of all transport in the city of Lviv will be electric vehicles, as the Lviv city council has recently announced. This is still the only Ukrainian city, ready for EVs. In public access there are 16 charging stations and another 23 are used commercially.
In Germany, even the system of incentives has not yet helped to motivate citizens to use environmentally friendly vehicles. Instead of the expected 1 million, the Germans bought only 7,000 such cars.
Even Kazakhstan has its own electrification program. 500 fast charging stations are going to be built here, and buyers of electric vehicles will get an incentive of $5,000 and soft loan, plus free parking and the ability to drive electric cars along the lanes for public transport.
In the picture – Renault Zoe, the most sold electric vehicle in the EU