“While the United States may be slowing its drive to reduce emissions as a nation, California could press for more stringent standards that could end up being as strict those recently planned by some countries.
The nationâ€™s most populous state may propose a plan to ban internal combustion engines, following France and the United Kingdom, Bloomberg reported Tuesday. California Air Resources board chair Mary Nichols told the publication Gov. Jerry Brown, â€œhas expressed an interest in barring the sale of vehicles powered by internal-combustion engines,â€ in that state.”
See California might ban internal combustion engines to meet emissions targetsJust as governments have banned many industrial processes that spewed garbage into air or water or soil, they can and should ban internal combustion engines in vehicles where they aren’t needed, which is certainly in most cities and with some modification near major highways. Eventually, the whole transportation system could use BEVs (Battery Electric Vehicles). These use much less energy per kilometre and spew almost no waste into the environment.
Since California has set many standards now widely adopted in protection of the environment, I would not bet against them on setting this trend. This could certainly be a huge boost to acceptance of my favourite EV, the Solo, which is cheap and extremely efficient.