Denmark to Ban Sale of New Fossil Fuel Cars in 11 Years and Make EVs Cheaper
Last month, the prime minister of Denmark announced that the country will be banning the sale of new gasoline and diesel-fuelled cars in 2030 as a means of reducing their carbon footprint. Denmark hopes to have more than 1 million hybrid and electric vehicles on the roads before the ban goes into effect. Legislators say that they will be incentivizing the transition by making EVs more affordable and opening up their bus lanes to cleaner vehicles. Though the Nordic country does not produce any of their own cars, they reportedly plan on collaborating with other EU nations to pressure automakers into manufacturing more electric vehicles. If successful, the initiative will contribute to Denmark’s commitment to being carbon-free by 2050. In order to accommodate the ever-increasing number of low-emission vehicles, Norway plans on constructing at least one charging station for every 10 electric cars on the road, amounting to at least 50,000 by 2020.
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