This European country will get rid of petrol and diesel cars by 2030
In a bid to reduce environmental impact of vehicles in the country, Germany has reportedly taken stern steps to ban the sale of petrol or diesel powered vehicles by 2030.
According to media reports, Germany’s Bundesrat, the federal council of all 16 German states, voted to ban petrol or diesel-powered vehicles to achieve an up to 95% reduction of emissions by 2050.
However, it was not clear whether the ban will take such vehicles out of the road or just close the sale of fossil-fuelled cars after 2030.
The Germany’s recent resolution is not legally binding as EU Commission is the authority to say final word on those matters.
The Bundesrat’s resolution actually calls on the Commission to approve only zero-emissions vehicles for use on EU roads by 2030, Forbes reported.
Inews said the country is planning to have 300,000 electric cars by 2019, stepping up to 500,000 by 2020.
Earlier this year the German government reached an agreement with car making companies Volkswagen, Daimler and BMW to promote the sale of electric cars initiating an incentives scheme.