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mattsmith48
September 7th, 2017, 01:25 PM
I've been posting so many climate change bad news lately that I've lost count. This one is not about being fucked or doomed it's about hope. When France announced the ban of fossil fuel cars, I said that it is likely that by the time the ban gets into effect the great majority of cars will be electric because they are already becoming more efficient and that those announcement and commitment would accelerate it. Looks like I was right.

The global electric vehicle (EV) revolution reached another milestone last month as EVs made up 37 percent share of Norway’s car market.

Norway understands the future of ground transport is electric and has been pushing EVs harder than almost any other country in the world with incentives such as an exemption from the 25 percent VAT tax for new cars.

In December, the country hit 100,000 zero-emission EVs on the road, and they are projected to quadruple to 400,000 by 2020. These numbers are especially remarkable for a country of only 5.2 million people. Over five percent of all of Norway’s cars are EVs, up from one percent two years ago.

Norway’s transportation minister says it is “realistic” that sales of new fuel-burning cars could end by 2025. EVs may win on straight economics then, but the country — and others — have been considering outright bans.

Battery prices have been dropping much faster than anyone expected — and China launched a massive scale up in both batteries and EVs in recent years.

EV sales have been soaring worldwide. By 2025, more than 37 million fully electric vehicles are expected to be on the road globally, according to Navigant Research, and those EVs will be “cost competitive” without subsidies.

No wonder every country is racing to be the EV leader — or, rather, every country but one. America’s science-denying president is committed to killing domestic climate action and slashing federal clean energy funding. And he’s in bed with the enemies of EVs, such as as Big Oil and Vladimir Putin. If Trump keeps his campaign pledge to promote oil rather than clear air, U.S. workers could miss out on one of the biggest new job-creating industries of the next quarter century.


https://thinkprogress.org/norway-aims-to-end-sales-of-fuel-burning-car-by-2025-as-ev-market-soars-edeac854f1e/

maddogmj77
September 10th, 2017, 09:52 PM
https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jul/25/britain-to-ban-sale-of-all-diesel-and-petrol-cars-and-vans-from-2040

UK is banning the sale of new gas-fueled cars by the year 2040.
And by the year 2050, all cars on the road must have zero emissions.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/06/business/energy-environment/france-cars-ban-gas-diesel.html?mcubz=3

France is banning the sale of new gas-fueled cars by the year 2040
(They're also stopping the issuing of new gas & oil exploration permits this year, and by 2022 they'll stop using coal to produce electricity)

http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/climate-change/norway-to-ban-the-sale-of-all-fossil-fuel-based-cars-by-2025-and-replace-with-electric-vehicles-a7065616.html

Norway is banning the sale cars by the year 2025!

https://cleantechnica.com/2017/08/10/7-countries-may-ban-gas-diesel-cars/

India, The Netherlands, & Germany are all interested in banning gas-fueled cars by as early as 2025 or 2030.

Now if only we can get America to just do... anything really... :|

ShineintheDark
September 11th, 2017, 12:10 PM
America will follow in time, even if it takes to the end of Trump's term in office. It's an inevitability.

BlackParadePixie
September 11th, 2017, 07:17 PM
America will follow in time, even if it takes to the end of Trump's term in office. It's an inevitability.
:ugh: really? Norway isn't even "projecting" this to be done until 2025, and has roughly 1.6% of America's population. This has nothing to do with Trump. Unless you forcibly take everyone's cars away from them and replace them with "clean energy" vehicles...this isn't getting done in the USA any time soon.

mattsmith48
September 12th, 2017, 10:55 AM
:ugh: really? Norway isn't even "projecting" this to be done until 2025, and has roughly 1.6% of America's population. This has nothing to do with Trump. Unless you forcibly take everyone's cars away from them and replace them with "clean energy" vehicles...this isn't getting done in the USA any time soon.

Why not? China is planning on doing it?

https://www.forbes.com/sites/kenrapoza/2017/09/11/to-promote-electric-cars-china-considers-move-to-ban-gas-guzzlers/#24e4897f51b7

With the skyrocketing price of oil following Hurricane Harvey and the problem it caused, and the constant decrease of the price of batteries, EVs are becoming more affordable and becomes the smarter option for people when it comes to by a new car, it could happen sooner than you think.

ShineintheDark
September 12th, 2017, 01:01 PM
:ugh: really? Norway isn't even "projecting" this to be done until 2025, and has roughly 1.6% of America's population. This has nothing to do with Trump. Unless you forcibly take everyone's cars away from them and replace them with "clean energy" vehicles...this isn't getting done in the USA any time soon. I was more referring to the US getting back on track with the proposals and commitments to such projects. You are right, we won't be able to do any of these any time soon but the intention goes a long way in keeping us motivated to do so :)