Electric vehicles are the future.
With emissions getting harder and harder to meet, automakers have been forced to take drastic measures, which include turbocharging and creating all-electric cars. According to a recent report from Car and Driver, it looks like eight countries from around the world and seven states in the US have agreed to ban gas-powered car sales by 2050. Both areas have governments that are looking towards banning sales of new gas-and diesel-powered vehicles within 35 years and it sounds like it’s going to happen. The engine as we know it is officially dying.
Rhode Island, California, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon and Vermont, along with a global zero-emissions vehicle (ZEV) alliance that includes Norway, Germany, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and Quebec have stated that they will allow automakers to only sell ZEV vehicles by 2050. This extreme measure will reduce global vehicle emissions by 40-percent, sea levels and temperatures will drop, and everyone will live healthier lives while making the planet a nicer place to live. The ZEV announcement was made at the United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP21), which is taking place in Paris. Plug-ins account for only 1 million vehicles globally, with 400,000 of those from the US.