Australia to ban sales of internal combustion engines by 2035

The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) government recently announced its decision to ban sales of cars with internal combustion engines (ICE) from 2035. This decision was taken to accelerate the transition to electric vehicles, they are also expanding the infrastructure for electric vehicles and making sure to install charging infrastructure in public places, apartments, etc. The ACT government is likely to install 70 charging stations by 2023 and is aiming for 180 by 2025. Meanwhile, the UK government is setting a deadline of 2035 for the end of internal combustion sales.

Countries in Europe were the first to halt sales of ‘ICE vehicles’ and companies like Ford and Volvo were the only two automakers to support the new rules being considered and signed a published letter including 28 cross-industry companies to sell zero-emission cars in Europe by 2035.

Jim Rowan, CEO of Volvo Cars, said: “Volvo Cars plans to become an all-electric car company by 2030 and supports the end of fossil fuel vehicle sales in Europe by 2035.” “This would not only be in line with the Paris Agreement targets, which require 100% sales of zero tailpipe emissions vehicles in Europe by 2035, but it is simply the right thing to do. that allows us to avoid the worst impacts of global warming is rapidly closing.

Ford of Europe, Chairman Stuart Rowley said, “At Ford in Europe, we believe freedom of movement goes hand in hand with caring for our planet and each other.” He added: “EU policy makers must also set binding national targets for a seamless electric charging infrastructure that meets the growing demand for electric vehicles.”

Following the decisions taken by the ACT government, Electric Vehicle Council Chief Executive Behyad Jafari said, “The ACT government is now taking the tough reform decisions to facilitate an inevitable transition that is only a decade away.” .

The Australian Automotive Dealer Association (AADA), the largest car dealership group, is concerned about the proposed ACT ban as the government pushes to increase the use of electric vehicles. Although they accepted the decision of the EV Council and the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) for the implementation of the federal emissions standards.

Sources: Engine 1, CarScoops, CarExpert

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