We are starting to see more carmakers shifting from producing cars that only run on petrol or diesel, to hybrids that use a combination of gas and an Electric motor, as well as cars that are fully electric, like those made by Tesla. However for the most part the choice is still largely in the hands of consumers, but that is expected to change in the future.
The UK government is currently planning to propose banning all petrol and Diesel Cars by 2040. This means that in the next 23 years, the UK expects that all cars, or at least a good majority, will be powered by electric or whatever technology that could replace electric. The UK government isn’t alone in this as carmaker Volvo had previously announced that starting in 2019, all of the cars it manufactures will be of the electric variety.
Whether or not this law will come to pass remains to be seen, but we suppose its effectiveness will also largely depend on car companies as well as customers. In the UK it has been estimated that electric car sales in the country only account for 1% of all car sales, which means that trying to ban 99% of the cars from being sold will be a tall order.