By 2030 and are intended to be sold in Sweden with no new cars with internal combustion engines, and more. Announced by Prime Minister Stefan Löfven. In the meantime, the country will expand the Charging and refuelling infrastructure for vehicles with alternative drives.

The shift away from vehicles with gasoline – or diesel-powered to help reduce Sweden’s CO2-emissions. His country’s desire to increase efforts to achieve the objectives of the Paris climate agreement, said Löfven.


The environmental organization Greenpeace praised the announcement by the government. Sweden is the tenth country that an exit date for Diesel and gasoline have set, said Greenpeace transport expert Marion Tiemann.

Thus, the pressure on the auto industry to change their model range, radical is growing. Volkswagen, BMW, Daimler and co. earn the bulk of their money with conventional vehicles. You have to invest but already a billion in alternative drives. In the coming years, a lot of power to get electric cars on the market.


Sweden’s neighbouring country Norway wants to allow by 2025, no new cars, more fossil fuels. A hard ban is not planned apparently – Oslo relies on subsidies and other incentives for the purchase of electric cars. As early as 2018 31.2 percent of all new cars sold were pure E-cars. We add the Plug-in Hybrid, the electric rate of 49.1 percent.

Germany lies in alternative drives in the back

In Denmark, the government wants to ban vehicles from 2030 to the sale of Diesel and petrol. By 2050 the country wants to completely dispense with the use of fossil fuels. Iceland has set the year 2030 as a target for the From the internal combustion engine. Britain and France want to follow in 2040.

The Federal government rejects a fixed exit date for the internal combustion engine. Germany follows in the case of alternative drives still. Only one percent of all new car registrations accounted for 2017 on pure electric cars. That’s the equivalent of about 36,000 cars.


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