Ring of Fire: Several Countries Plan to End All Sales of Gasoline and Diesel-Powered Vehicles Within the Next Generation – But There Are a Few Snags

Ring of Fire: Several Countries Plan to End All Sales of Gasoline and Diesel-Powered Vehicles Within the Next Generation – But There Are a Few Snags

Over the past few months, several nations have announced ambitious plans to phase out the use of gasoline and diesel, primarily in motor vehicles. Considering that Trump’s anti-environmental Administration is hell-bound and determined to keep us all addicted to fossil fuels until the planet is uninhabitable, these proposed bans are a powerful statement. At this point, however, that’s all they are – because actually ending the use of fossil fuels for transportation at this point is much easier said than done. Furthermore, although electric cars emit far less in the way of emissions, they are still not as “green” as many people think.

Norway appears to be leading the way. Earlier this summer, the media announced that the oil-producing nation would be issuing an outright ban on all gasoline and diesel-powered vehicles by 2025. That turned out to be a false alarm. The actual plan is to use a “carrot and stick” approach, making it more difficult to own and operate a fossil-fuel powered vehicle – while at the same time, providing attractive and easily-available alternatives. Currently, the Norwegian government has plans to build an extensive series of bicycle thoroughfares, while prohibiting the operation of motor vehicles in the center of the capitol city, Oslo. The transition will be facilitated by imposing a series of new taxes while providing subsidies and investing in charging stations and hydrogen fuel facilities.

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