"Countries and states around the world are already mandating the ban of
internal combustion engine (ICE) cars within the next decade.
The UK – importantly for Australia as it is also a right-hand drive market –
has moved its ban forward to 2030, as is the same for Japan. Denmark and
Washington state in the US bans are in place from 2030, and California is
banning new fossil fuel car sales by 2035.
Some are even sooner. Norway is phasing out fossil fuel vehicle sales from 2025
(and is already well on the path to doing so), Singapore is banning diesel car
and taxi sales from 2025, and new vehicle emissions legislation being debated
in the European Union is an effective ban from 2025
Even NSW transport minister Andrew Constance has now hinted at drawing a line
in the sand of petrol and diesel car sales, although not yet by when.
And Australians say they support a ban on petrol and diesel car sales. A survey
released in March by The Australia Institute showed that voters overwhelmingly
support a ban by 2035."
*** Xanni ***
Chief Scientist, Xanadu
Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics