The United States and China must promise to ban gasoline and diesel vehicles by 2035 if global climate change promises are met, the UK and Dutch governments warn.
The British government has banned the sale of gasoline and diesel vehicles since 2030, and hybrid vehicles have been outlawed since 2035.
Prior to the United Nations Climate Summit in Glasgow in November, there is increasing pressure on the world’s two largest polluters to bring about more dramatic changes in the country.
Write on Tuesday Me The Newspaper, Secretary of Transportation Grant Shapps and his counterpart in the Netherlands, Stephen van Weienberg, urged both countries to switch to electric vehicles “at the latest” within 15 years.
The European Commission has so far proposed plans to reduce all new EU-registered vehicles to zero emissions by 2035, but it is not yet binding.
And there are concerns that the US promise to guarantee that 50% of new cars must be electric by 2030 is not well underway.
Shapps and van Weyenberg said: The transition must first be made in line with Net Zero’s commitment in 2050.
And they add: “We-the governments of the United Kingdom and the Netherlands-support the Commission’s proposal agreed by Member States and the European Parliament and call on the United States, EU, China and other major markets prior to COP26. At the latest. Work together to ensure that 100% of new cars and vans will have zero emissions by 2035. “
Politicians argue that the move will lead to greater investment in the electric vehicle market and lower costs faster.
However, the UK’s Director of Transport warns that the promotion of electric vehicles must be aligned with greater investment in infrastructure such as charging points.
In a poll by Midlands Connect, more than three-quarters (77%) of drivers are willing to switch to an electric vehicle, while more than half (55%) cite a lack of public charging points as a deterrent. Is shown.
Transportation surveys show that there is a geographical imbalance in charging, and Londoners have twice as many public charging points as people living in Midland, even though they are 40% less likely to own a car. I can do it.
Maria Machancoses, Chief Executive Officer of Midlands Connect, said:
“Government, the automotive industry, and private suppliers all need to play a role in speeding up deployment and ensuring that Congress receives the support it needs.”