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Petrol and Diesel cars sales banned by 2040

The UK Government have announced extreme measures to cut down on air pollution, banning the sale petrol and diesel cars by 2040. The current Conservative governments Environment Secretary Michael Gove revealed the plans yesterday, and followed up by saying they could give local councils the power to impose tough restrictions on highly polluting areas as early as 2020. 283 more words

Don’t buy an electric car!

This blog was originally published on 22 September 2011. I thought it would be useful to revisit it on the day the UK government announced plans to ban the sale of all petrol and diesel-powered cars by 2040.

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NGO Lobbying

Porsche is Doomed, by Eric Peters

Electric vehicle mandates could well be the death of an iconic automative nameplate. From Eric Peters at theburningplatform.com:

Maybe the worst thing about this electric car business is the way it will – if it succeeds – homogenize cars, make one just like another in every meaningful way. 267 more words

Government

e-Pedal to the Metal

By: Mr. Power

Self-driving cars are fidget spinners for automakers. All the popular kids are addicted to electric vehicles with autonomous driving technology. At first they were made fun of for their ugly, underpowered, Prius and Smart Fortwo. 377 more words

Automotive

Entering Nico Prost Universe

Prost!

You know this legendary family name. A dynasty is actually born and Nicolas Prost is caring the legacy with pride but he is doing it his way. 271 more words

Innocence Lost: Shared Issues of Hydrogen & Biofuels

Fuel cells. Clean, green, and the way of the future. At least, that is what some major automakers would have you believe. There are, of course, a few *minor* complications with their plans. 902 more words

Mayor Denis Coderre on the defence; calls Formula E an investment

Like it or not, electric cars will soon be zipping through the streets of downtown Montreal.

The Fia Formula E  race will take place on Saturday and Sunday. 339 more words

Canada