France set to ban sale of petrol and diesel vehicles by 2040

Yugguy

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Indeed - it does make you wonder. Whilst military and large-scale applications such as shipping and flight might need fossil fuels for a long time, will there come a time when the ordinary punter simply can't purchase petrol/diesel any more?

Whilst I have no objection to my daily driver being electric, as long as it's a proper car with aircon and cruise and all the other kit I enjoy AND has a proper charging infrastructure available, no petrol would simply mean the death of V8s even for recreational or weekend fun.
 

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It has to happen and someone has to lead the way. Now a target has been set will other countries follow suit?
 

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Just reading it again and it also looks like a snub to President Twat, err, Trump, for pulling out of the accord.
 

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Now a target has been set will other countries follow suit?
Yes.
"Norway, which is the leader in the use of electric cars in Europe, wants to move to electric-only vehicles by 2025, as does the Netherlands. Both Germany and India have proposed similar measures with a target of 2030."
 

Yugguy

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I'd like to see every bus that trogs round Rugby belching out filfth changed to electric, and to be honest, every time I go to a big UK city now I come out feeling polluted, outside and in.

Perhaps a compromise - electric/hydrogen fuel cell vehicles are the norm, and petrol is sold in limited quantities for recreational use.
 

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Electric costs are going to shoot up!

I feel the days of the combustion engine have been numbered for a while now.

The thing is cars are a small contributor to global emissions levels.
 

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