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Denmark Wants To Ban The Sale Of New Fossil-Fueled Cars In 2030

By Koty Neelis

Denmark is embracing the electric car revolution and moving rapidly toward a zero-carbon future. As of last week, the European country has proposed a ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars from 2030 and hybrid from 2035.

“It is a big ambition that will be hard to achieve. But that’s exactly why we need to try,” Danish Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen told parliament. The plan requires parliamentary approval to become law and will be presented to parliament next week.

Denmark is following a recent trend as numerous countries and cities have proposed initiatives to ban the sales of gasoline- and diesel-powered vehicle in an attempt to curb air pollution. Britain and France have both made similar goals, and according to Reuters, the mayors of Paris, Madrid, Mexico City and Athens have all said they plan to ban diesel vehicles from city centers by 2025.