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Opinion: Banning sale of petrol cars isn’t the right way to promote EV's

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2035 - mark this year in your calendars. Yes, I know 2035 is 15 years from now but this year is going to be a very important one for cars. Why? That’s because the UK and California have announced that they will be banning the sale of petrol and diesel cars in 2035. This decision is a way to promote sale of electric vehicles but this could prompt something completely different. Let me tell you why.

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Photo by Sam Epodoi on Unsplash

In 2019, the UK said that they will be banning the sale of ICE cars."The longer we leave it... the worse it is going to get," said Sir David Attenborough. "So now is the moment. It is up to us to organize the nations of the world to do something about it”, he added.

Now, quite recently California has announced that they will be banning the sale of new petrol and diesel cars. Many people think that this is the perfect step towards reducing global warming.

I think otherwise. Countries have started portraying petrol cars as villains and this has enraged petrolheads all around the globe. If other countries also follow suite and use the word ‘ban’ with the words ‘sale of petrol cars’, then it could lead to a protest.

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Photo by Liam Edwards on Unsplash

People could start buying more and more petrol cars before 2035 and even if the governments stop the sale of these cars, we could find ourselves in a situation in which people shall not buy any electric cars and continue to use their current cars.

Furthermore, the governments might ban the petrol cars from hitting the roads which could lead to further resentment.

So what’s the solution? One way to approach the global warming issue and save polar bears is to not ban petrol and diesel cars.

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Image from Pixabay

While this might seem stupid to you, it could be the ultimate answer to everything. Slowly and steadily, the govt. Should ask carmakers to reduce the production of petrol and diesel cars and promote EVs. When there will be a harmonious existence of both petrol and electric cars, then people shall take the right decision and start to buy electric cars.

What I mean to say by all this is that if countries will impose buying electric cars on people, then they might be enraged and start buying more and more petrol-powered cars. If they do what I said above, then things could be steered into the right direction without hurting the feelings of car enthusiasts and Greta Thunberg.

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Comments (11)

  • The majority of the "normal"people like EVs so I don't think protests as such would occur but that said I am not sure as to how they will implement the ban there are lots of economic and political factors.

      29 days ago
  • TBH,some scientists have conducted experiments and have found out that production and running of EVs is 3 times more pollution than that of ICEs.But sadly,people listen to BLOODY GUYS like GRETA THUNBERG and not these geniuses,who are actually correct

      28 days ago
    • production is 3times more polluting than ICE but after 5-10yrs it becomes less polluting than them.

        28 days ago
    • But look,the damage is for one car.Imagine 1000s of cars being produced in a day like that

        28 days ago
  • Hello Darkness My old Friend....

      25 days ago
  • I think it will ultimately hurt California economically. Businesses and residents are already leaving the state at an alarming rate causing them to want to implement an exit tax. This is only going to continue, if not increase that trend. Sorry but forcing people to buy electric is not the answer.

      28 days ago
  • I doubt it'll be necessary to ban the stuff. The business model for producing and retailing it relies upon bulk consumption and EVs will be eating into that market faster and faster as the months pass by. This will mean big changes to filling stations. Perhaps just one pump selling petrol and diesel, tucked out of the way in a corner and rows of fast chargers and a diner occupying the rest of the space? Liquid fuels will go back to the dawn of motoring, when you bought it in bottles from a chemist's shop. We will buy it from Amazonin the future, by the litre, and probably without added tax because it'll be so expensive to distill in small quantities.

      27 days ago


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