The government has recently decided to postpone the ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars. This news has sparked a real debate among car giants. Some see a slowdown in the race towards a greener future, while others think it is a necessary pause to reflect and make the right choices.
The ban, initially scheduled for 2030, has been moved to 2035. The reason? According to the Prime Minister, it is essential to protect citizens from further burdens in a not exactly rosy economic moment. But this decision has shed light on the government’s real intentions regarding sustainability.
Electric cars: between dreams and reality
Ford did not hide its disappointment, fearing that this change might affect its projects in the world of electric cars. Toyota, on the other hand, applauded the decision, emphasizing that every step towards a sustainable future must be well thought out. And the SMMT? It sounded an alarm: this delay could curb drivers’ enthusiasm for electric cars.
The goal remains clear: we want a world where cars do not pollute. And to do that, we need to focus entirely on electric cars and charging infrastructure. The idea is to achieve environmental balance by 2050. But beware: from 2035, say goodbye to new petrol and diesel cars!
Petrol ban: what do the industry giants think?
Stellantis is clear: by 2030, only zero-emission cars. And it doesn’t matter if the petrol ban will come in 2035. Toyota and Jaguar Land Rover see the decision as a realistic step, in line with the policies of other countries. Yes, electric cars are great for the environment. But they also have a cost. And not just economic. Think of the charging infrastructure, still insufficient, or the price of spare parts. Chloe Hudson, a mechanic, reminds us that not everyone can afford an electric or hybrid car.
Despite everything, the automotive industry does not stop. BMW, for example, is already thinking about how to produce the next generation of electric Minis. And the government? It is supporting these projects with incentives and grants.
The delay in the petrol ban has ignited a heated debate. But one thing is certain: the future of cars is constantly evolving. And, as always, those who adapt best to changes will come out on top.