Old habits and old technologies often find a way to stick around By December 1, 2020, 6:00 AM EST 4:10 Gasoline Car Bans Show Why Market Forces Aren’t Always Enough Old habits and old technologies often find a way to stick around By December 1, 2020, 6:00 AM EST Photographer: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images Photographer: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images Sign up to receive the Green Daily newsletter in your inbox every weekday. It’s been a strange year, so you’d be forgiven for missing an odd thing that happened in the U.K. last month. […] Projections show just how much more effective the ban is likely to be than waiting for consumers to come around. BloombergNEF’s transport team estimates that, without the ban or other incentives, EVs would make up 42% of U.K.’s car market in 2030 and 56% in 2035. […] Johnson’s move is certainly a heavy-handed intervention, but at least it’s not going against the tide of technology and economics.
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