Opinion: Banning sale of petrol cars isn’t the right way to promote EV's
Let me explain this to you
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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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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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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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.