A possibility for petrol cars.

A possibility for petrol cars in the future.

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So as much as we hate even thinking about it we all know electric cars are going to take over because of the ban in 2030, this means we will see less and less petrol cars on the road, since there are less petrol cars on the road there is less need for petrol stations this means companies like Shell, Texaco and BP are going to start making less money and are going to start having to shut them all down and then they will most likely go bust or start building electric ones and that leads on to my main point.

Is this the end of petrol cars

When these petrol stations start disappearing and eventually go which I hope will be quite a long time away people aren't going to be able to drive petrol cars anymore at all because there is no easy way to fuel them unless you could go to some sort of club that has a station. So that determines the death of petrol and diesel cars because you simply will not be able to find fuel for them in the end which I hope isn't the case but it is a possibility, Which I know I am still quite young but I find that really quite sad because all that engineering all those people like Felix Wankel which if you didn't know is the man that invented the Wankel engine or the rotary. Henry Ford, Enzo Ferrari, Ferdinand Porsche and so many more who contributed to making the automobile what it is today, and most of that is going to be forgotten about with this new change and its only 9 years away unless some are still allowed to make petrol cars like for example I heard Italy are trying and I really hope that goes through.

Thanks for you time, I just was wondering why I couldn't see many people talking about this.

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Comments (20)

  • nope, petrol isn't going away, there will be enough cars around that need them a good 25 or so years after the ban, and by then we will have probably run out of lithium or woken up to the fact that EVs can't be recycled and so there will probably be a new emphasis on E-fuels...

      23 days ago
    • Thanks for your opinion

        23 days ago
    • Cheers, thanks for the article. I think there needs to be pressure on governments to look at other options than just "muh EVs", tho EVs are quite interesting, I just think it is a bit risky to bet on all of them.

        23 days ago
  • You can literally run a diesel car off vegetable oil, 100% carbon neutral, far greener than an ev! You can also modify a petrol car to run off ethanol.. also carbon neutral. It would seem hypocritical of the government to want all new cars, power stations etc to be ‘green’, but not run the already existing cars, plus the aircraft boats and trucks which will still be using ICE for a VERY long time… off biofuel. Of course, if they do provide biofuel for the existing cars, and all aircraft, boats, and trucks, which is the only way of making those modes of transport ‘green’, then they might as well allow new cars that run off it as well!

      23 days ago
    • Hey thanks for your opinion I didn’t even know vegetable oil was flammable and those other forms of fuel are very interesting and I hope manufacturers start looking into them a bit more

        23 days ago
  • The EV "revolution" makes no sense whatsoever. We won't ever get an emissions free EV, so spending trillions of pounds and 20+ years to implement infrastructure is plain stupid. Chances are that when that fully implemented infrastructure does come around, climate change will have taken full effect and it'll be too late. We should play the waiting game for a while and stick with ICE until someone comes up with something that truly can save our planet.

      23 days ago
    • Thanks for your opinion haven’t heard this one yet but I see what you mean

        23 days ago
  • Electric cars will not work in many countries, there will always be petrol and diesel! Plus farming and many of the construction equipment will be impossible to go electric… probably hydrogen one day but fossil fuel will exist for many many years

      22 days ago
  • Yes I think you are right, petrol stations will die out. The average lifespan of a car is ~15 years, so once most new cars are EVs it doesn’t take long to flush ICE off the road. I suspect petrol station numbers will start stringing in the late 2020s and will be relatively rare by 2040. Some will add EV charging, but depends where they are - if the grid connection is cost effective to upgrade at that location. Look at the transition from horses to cars, it didn’t take that long once the transition had started.

      22 days ago
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