Electric vehicles (EVs) have exploded in popularity in the past ten years. Thanks to early technology advances by Tesla, GM, and Nissan, battery costs have decreased and the electric range has increased.
The role of electric cars is critical for greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution goals. In fact, the transportation sector alone is accountable for 30% of emissions in the United States. If any country is serious about decreasing emissions and pollution, EVs must be a part of that plan.
As such, many countries around the world have devised plans, goals, or laws to end the sale of gasoline powered vehicles. These gas car bans vary in text, however, the writing is on the wall for car manufacturers. In just a few decades, car makers will need to produce EVs or get left behind.
In the United States, EVs currently represent around 3% of new car sales. However, analysts predict that by 2030 that share will rise to around 30%.
In fact, in just 2021, there will be over 20 new electric models. With lower prices, more vehicle segments, and longer range than ever before, EVs will surely make a big splash in 2021.
Here are the countries and states with gas car bans:
Countries and U.S. States with Gas Car Bans
In map format:
And in table format:
|South Korea||2025||New vehicles|
|Belgium||2026||New company vehicles|
|Austria||2027||New taxis or car shares|
|United Kingdom||2030||New vehicles|
|Sir Lanka||2040||New vehicles|
|Taiwan||2040||Bus (2030), motorcycle (2035), cars (2040)|
|New Jersey||2040||New vehicles|
|District of Columbia||2045||Government and private fleet|
|Costa Rica||2050||New vehicles|
With over 30 countries and states with gas car bans, it is no wonder the future is destined to be electric. Sooner or later, gas cars will be a thing of the past.
Several car manufacturers, such as Volkswagen, General Motors, Hyundai/Kia and, of course, Tesla, have already started building and investing in battery and electric car factories to keep up with these gas car bans. It takes several years for car makers to build these factories and design new electric cars. Therefore, manufacturers need to already begin these investments.
Nevertheless, it is widely believed that most car makers would not have made these electric car plans without the pressure of various countries with their gas car bans. Inevitably, it is just a matter of time when EVs become the majority.
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