New Zealand bans petrol and diesel cars from this date on
New Zealand bans petrol and diesel cars from this date on

New Zealand is seeking to ban the sale of gasoline, diesel and new hybrid cars starting in 2035, five years before it was planned, in order to reduce air pollution that could herald the end of reliance on internal combustion engines.

The New Zealand prime minister is seeking to use this declaration to lift the UK's environmental credentials, after he was sacked from the United Nations' Glasgow Conference on Climate Change in November, known as COP26.

According to the Indian TOI website, the New Zealand Prime Minister said at the COP26 launch event at the Science Museum in New Zealand: “We have to deal with our carbon dioxide emissions.

Which is why New Zealand and the UK are calling for the US to reach net zero emissions as quickly as possible, to make Every country announces credible goals to get there - that's what we want from Glasgow. "

"We know as a country, as a society, as a planet, as a species, that we must act now," the New Zealand Prime Minister added, while the two-week summit COP26 is seen as a moment of truth for the 2015 Paris Agreement to combat global warming with the responsibility to convince the major polluting countries. By agreeing to more ambitious emissions cuts for British host countries.

New Zealand has pledged to reach net zero by 2050, but Rebecca Newsom, head of New Zealand's Greenpeace policy, said the New Zealand prime minister needs to take broader measures than cleaning up transportation. “We need to fully rethink the way we support it,” she said. Our economy, we build homes, move and grow our food. "

New Zealand’s move is a triumph of electric cars that, if replicated globally, could hit the wealth of oil producers as well as transform the auto industry and one of the icons of 20th century capitalism: the cars themselves.

Countries and cities around the world have announced plans to eliminate diesel cars in the wake of the 2015 Volkswagen emissions scandal and the European Union is introducing stricter rules for carbon dioxide, and mayors of Paris, Madrid, Mexico City and Athens say they plan to ban diesel cars from city centers by The year is 2025.

 France is now preparing to ban the sale of cars powered by fossil fuels by 2040 and the Norwegian parliament has set a non-binding target that by 2025 all cars should be zero emissions, and while electric cars may find some carmakers finding it difficult to determine the end of the combustion engine, companies have embraced Other future electric cars will prevail.

While the ban poses a threat to German jobs, as New Zealand is the largest global export market for car manufacturers, with about 20% of global sales.

And the electric vehicle industry takes less time than variants with combustion or hybrid engines, and the government said it is subject to consultation, intends to put an end to the sale Gasoline and diesel cars and vans until 2035, or earlier if a faster transition is possible.