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Gingersnap
03-28-2011, 09:55 PM
Report: EU working to ban gas and diesel-powered cars by 2050

by Aaron Richardson (RSS feed) on Mar 28th 2011 at 10:29AM Green


According to new reports, the European Union will announce plans to ban all fossil fuel-powered cars in Europe by 2050. The detailed plan will be outlined in the European Union's Roadmap on Transport, which will come out on Monday. By 2030, the EU plans to have reduced fossil fuel traffic by half, particularly in urban areas.

The EU hopes to achieve its goal by ramping up focus on hybrid technology in the next couple decades to make a smooth transition to all-electric power by the middle of the century. A big part of the shift seems to be moving away from personal transportation and toward public conveyances wherever possible.

The EU says the overall goal for the project is to reduce traffic-related C02 emissions by 60 percent in 2050. A big part of the reduction will come from the effort to achieve zero-C02 transportation in major urban areas, where people travel by car 75 percent of the time.

Autoblog (http://www.autoblog.com/2011/03/28/report-eu-working-to-ban-gas-and-diesel-powered-cars-by-2050/)

JB
03-28-2011, 10:03 PM
A big part of the shift seems to be moving away from personal transportation and toward public conveyances wherever possible.I don't have a problem with moving from gas to electric or fuel cells or flux capacitors. Someone will always find a way to make them go 100 miles per hour.

Just don't tell me I have to take the freakin' bus when I want to drive. Damnit!!!

Madisonian
03-28-2011, 10:11 PM
I'll be 94 by then, if I make it that long.
By then, I doubt I will really care and after all, isn't that what is really important?:D