U.K. Government Will Ban Petrol and Diesel Cars in 2040


B00Mer
#1
U.K. Government Will Ban Petrol and Diesel Cars in 2040



A KINGDOM UNITED AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE

As part of a $3.9 billion initiative (£3 billion) to improve air quality, the U.K. government has announced a ban of new diesel and petrol cars in 2040. Of this amount, $330 million (£255 million) has been awarded to local councils to decrease emissions of greenhouse gases. The government says that the sum will be generated by taxing diesel vehicles — although more precise details will be announced later this year.

Although the move to ban cars will not occur for about a quarter of a century, the Department for Environment, Farming, and Rural Affairs has expedited other aspects of the process by cutting the time for councils to make their self-determined plans of action from 18 months down to eight.

Should councils not meet their targets, more extreme measures could be implemented, such as restricting the use of diesel vehicles at peak times and charging diesel drivers for coming into certain towns.

As well as cutting down emissions and pollution, aspects of the bill promote greener infrastructure. For example, the Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill allows the government to make it mandatory to have charge points for electric vehicles at motorway service stations.

THE INTERNATIONAL MOVEMENT

The U.K. has a serious problem with emissions from the use of fossil fuels and the damage this causes: 40,000 premature deaths a year are linked to emissions, and the country is above limits set by the EU — meaning that 40 million people are living in areas with illegal levels of pollution. The measures will hopefully help the country rectify these failings.

The move reflects a wider international trend, in part instigated by the Paris Agreement, of setting deadlines for banning pollutant technologies in light of a growing awareness that climate change needs to be dealt with immediately or it may become too severe to deal with at all.

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Over the last few months France’s new President Emmanuel Macron also announced that by 2040 new diesel and petrol cars will be banned in the country, Norway unveiled a ban the use of oil for heating by 2020, and China launched a “war on pollution” that aims to decrease the 1.1 million lives lost annually to dirty air.

Encouragingly, it is not only governments that are contributing to decreasing emissions: plenty of car manufacturers are also joining the vanguard. Volvo will be all electric from 2019 onwards, half of Porsche’s fleet will be non-pollutant by 2023, and almost all mainstream manufacturers are increasing their number of electric models.

https://futurism.com/u-k-government-...-cars-in-2040/

Start walk'in Blackie.
 
TenPenny
#2
I can't imagine that being successful.
 
petros
#3
Nat Gas. That's how.
 
justlooking
#4
Quote: Originally Posted by TenPenny View Post

I can't imagine that being successful.

It won't be, it's just hot air to appease the pycho lefties.


Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

Nat Gas. That's how.

No, they can do electric, bloody small island.
Their real challenge will be generating the electricity.
 
EagleSmack
#5
Quote: Originally Posted by justlooking View Post


No, they can do electric, bloody small island.
Their real challenge will be generating the electricity.

Wind and solar.
 
justlooking
#6
Quote: Originally Posted by EagleSmack View Post

Wind and solar.

Can't tell if you are being sarcastic or not.


Needs workable fusion generation.
 
EagleSmack
#7
Quote: Originally Posted by justlooking View Post

Can't tell if you are being sarcastic or not.


Needs workable fusion generation.

Very sarcastic.
 
petros
#8
Yup and Nat Gas is the future of autos trucks and buses. Works great already.
 
Curious Cdn
#9
Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

Nat Gas. That's how.

Doesn't it make a lot more sense to burn the natural gas directly in your automobiles than to burn it to turn turbines at what ... 10% efficiency and then there are those transmission losses ... to charge your cars? I'll bet that they will use less natural gas that way.

The Brits will probably re-open some of their idled coal pits so that they can burn it to keep up with the electrical demand as their North Sea Gas supply tapers off. Then, they can then have coal-fired cars!

For the environment ...
 
MaxTerry
#10
A good initiative but very small time frame
 
petros
#11
Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

Doesn't it make a lot more sense to burn the natural gas directly in your automobiles than to burn it to turn turbines at what ... 10% efficiency and then there are those transmission losses ... to charge your cars? I'll bet that they will use less natural gas that way.

The Brits will probably re-open some of their idled coal pits so that they can burn it to keep up with the electrical demand as their North Sea Gas supply tapers off. Then, they can then have coal-fired cars!

For the environment ...

Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

Yup and Nat Gas is the future of autos trucks and buses. Works great already.

PS Turbines are 30-40% efficient.
 
JamesBondo
#12
Make way for coal cars.
 
mentalfloss
+1
#13  Top Rated Post
Some people just really have a tough time accepting change.
 
Tecumsehsbones
#14
Quote: Originally Posted by mentalfloss View Post

Some people just really have a tough time accepting change.

I certainly do. Just give me the notes and keep the damn coins!
 
mentalfloss
#15
Are you gonna be a good guy?
 
Curious Cdn
#16
Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

PS Turbines are 30-40% efficient.

That's awfully high but the question still stands. Why convert NG into another form of energy when you can use it directly without the 60-70% loss ... on top of the loss of energy incurred under the hood and rolling down the road.
 
petros
#17
What the hell are you talking about? NG burns just fine in an internal combustion engine.

It's been in use for decades.
 
Walter
#18
Quote: Originally Posted by B00Mer View Post

U.K. Government Will Ban Petrol and Diesel Cars in 2040



A KINGDOM UNITED AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE

As part of a $3.9 billion initiative (£3 billion) to improve air quality, the U.K. government has announced a ban of new diesel and petrol cars in 2040. Of this amount, $330 million (£255 million) has been awarded to local councils to decrease emissions of greenhouse gases. The government says that the sum will be generated by taxing diesel vehicles — although more precise details will be announced later this year.

Although the move to ban cars will not occur for about a quarter of a century, the Department for Environment, Farming, and Rural Affairs has expedited other aspects of the process by cutting the time for councils to make their self-determined plans of action from 18 months down to eight.

Should councils not meet their targets, more extreme measures could be implemented, such as restricting the use of diesel vehicles at peak times and charging diesel drivers for coming into certain towns.

As well as cutting down emissions and pollution, aspects of the bill promote greener infrastructure. For example, the Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill allows the government to make it mandatory to have charge points for electric vehicles at motorway service stations.

THE INTERNATIONAL MOVEMENT

The U.K. has a serious problem with emissions from the use of fossil fuels and the damage this causes: 40,000 premature deaths a year are linked to emissions, and the country is above limits set by the EU — meaning that 40 million people are living in areas with illegal levels of pollution. The measures will hopefully help the country rectify these failings.

The move reflects a wider international trend, in part instigated by the Paris Agreement, of setting deadlines for banning pollutant technologies in light of a growing awareness that climate change needs to be dealt with immediately or it may become too severe to deal with at all.

[youtube]MIA_1xQc7x8[/youtube]

Over the last few months France’s new President Emmanuel Macron also announced that by 2040 new diesel and petrol cars will be banned in the country, Norway unveiled a ban the use of oil for heating by 2020, and China launched a “war on pollution” that aims to decrease the 1.1 million lives lost annually to dirty air.

Encouragingly, it is not only governments that are contributing to decreasing emissions: plenty of car manufacturers are also joining the vanguard. Volvo will be all electric from 2019 onwards, half of Porsche’s fleet will be non-pollutant by 2023, and almost all mainstream manufacturers are increasing their number of electric models.

https://futurism.com/u-k-government-...-cars-in-2040/

Start walk'in Blackie.

And cows will fly.
 
B00Mer
+1
#19
Quote: Originally Posted by JamesBondo View Post

Make way for coal cars.

US tried that, and phased it out



Quote: Originally Posted by Walter View Post

And cows will fly.

 
Bar Sinister
+1
#20
The UK and France are not alone.
These countries want to ditch gas and diesel cars

These countries want to ditch gas and diesel cars - Jul. 26, 2017
 
B00Mer
#21
Quote: Originally Posted by Bar Sinister View Post

The UK and France are not alone.
These countries want to ditch gas and diesel cars

These countries want to ditch gas and diesel cars - Jul. 26, 2017

Many countries are turning away from fossil fuel

Norway to 'completely ban petrol powered cars by 2025'

Norway has embraced hydrogen vehicles

Norway HyNor Hydrogen Highway Project | Hydrogen Cars Now
 
Blackleaf
#22
They best start building loads of new nuclear power stations, then. Otherwise the cars won't be able to move.

new car fallout Michael Gove’s radical plan unravels as experts warn it will cost UK trillions to switch to electric cars by 2040

The Environment Secretary came under fire as it was claimed Britain will need TEN new nuclear power stations - while Tory MPs branded White Van Taxes for diesel drivers 'morally wrong'


By Steve Hawkes, Deputy Political Editor
26th July 2017
The Sun

MICHAEL GOVE’s radical car blitz was unravelling last night as experts warned Britain will need nearly TEN new nuclear plants to power a wholesale switch to electric cars in 2040.

National Grid said an extra 30GW of generating capacity may be required so Brits forced to go green can charge up millions of new motors.


Electric cars will have to charged at certain times to avoid blackouts

This would mean 10 new nuke plants or a staggering 10,000 wind turbines.

Campaigners added the final bill for new infrastructure and charging points will run into the “trillions” of pounds.

Quentin Willson of FairFuel UK added: “This is the most seismic change in personal transport for a quarter of a century. The Government can’t fill potholes so what chance for a brave new super electric highway.”

And furious Tory MPs last night blasted the Environment Secretary for paving the way for councils to clobber diesel drivers with new taxes – or ban them altogether – in a matter of months.

Ex-Minister and fuel campaigner Rob Halfon branded the plan “morally wrong” and demanded a scrappage scheme to compensate millions who face having to fork out for new expensive cars.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/410605...o-go-electric/
 
Curious Cdn
#23
Quote: Originally Posted by B00Mer View Post

Many countries are turning away from fossil fuel

Norway to 'completely ban petrol powered cars by 2025'

Norway has embraced hydrogen vehicles

Norway HyNor Hydrogen Highway Project | Hydrogen Cars Now

There are five million people in Norway. The GTA is bigger than Norway.
 
B00Mer
#24
Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

There are five million people in Norway. The GTA is bigger than Norway.


...and you point is?

FYI, here is a pic of the tiny little town my ancestors are from Ulsteinvik, Norway

 
Jinentonix
#25
Quote: Originally Posted by B00Mer View Post

Many countries are turning away from fossil fuel

Why do all these efforts to reduce CO2 seem to involve increasing other GHGs?
Natags is almost pure methane, and water (the exhaust from hydrogen fuel cells) is the most potent of the GHGs.
Best of luck to the idiot countries that think they'll be able to power up millions of vehicles with sunshine and unicorn farts while trying to keep the power flowing to a modern economy at the same time.

An absolute failure to think things all the way through is the hallmark of the progtard though so none of this is particularly surprising.
 
Curious Cdn
#26
Quote: Originally Posted by B00Mer View Post

...and you point is?

FYI, here is a pic of the tiny little town my ancestors are from Ulsteinvik, Norway

That's a big herring processing plant, I'll grant you!