In an attempt to tackle climate change, reduce its carbon footprint and promote the sale of e-cars, last month Denmark proposed a ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars from 2030. The legislators plan to make electric cars cheaper in order to incentivize the transition. The country will also be opening up the bus lanes to cleaner vehicles.
Denmark hopes to have more than 1 million hybrid and electric vehicles on the roads before the ban goes into effect. Though it does not manufacture any cars as such, it reportedly plans on collaborating with other EU nations to pressurize automakers into manufacturing more electric vehicles.
Denmark is not the first country to pass such sweeping legislation targeting fossil fuel cars – France is banning the use of petrol and gas-powered cars by 2040. Norway, on the other hand, is taking it one step further by banning the sale of all non-electric cars by 2025.