Alternative fuel: The preferred choice as many countries plan to go green

Politicians want their countries to win the race to go green

Alternative fuel: The preferred choice as many countries plan to go green

Problems caused by global warming aren’t fresh news to us. Countries around the globe are making efforts to find solutions to these problems. One such effort is the plan of various countries to ditch the gas and diesel cars and favor the cleaner ones. The alternative fuel is going to been the preferred choice as many countries plan to go green. Countries like India, Britain, and France have slated plans to completely eliminate gas and diesel cars from the scene and 10 other nations have set goals for electric cars.
The plans might, on the surface, be ambitious but are said to be mere political aspirations because the current share of hybrid and electric vehicles in the global auto sales is weak at 3%, according to the IHS Market.
The types of electric and hybrid cars include Hybrid vehicles (HV), Electric vehicle (EV), Plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PH-EV), Range extended electric vehicle (RE-EV), Full cell electric vehicle (FC-EV).

The countries in race have plans for alternative fuels as below :
Britain : By 2050 Britain aspires all the cars on road to have zero emissions. In order to attain the goal, it plans on banning the sale of gas and diesel cars from 2040.
UK was 6th biggest market for car sales with around 2.7 million new cars being registered in 2016 with 47.7% diesel and 49% petrol cars and rest electric vehicles (EV’s) with Nissan LEAF and BMW i3 are among the top pure electric cars to be registered. It won’t be wrong to say that the big manufacturers will not protest but if the politicians are serious then they will have to respond.
France: Earlier this month French government announced that they want to ban sale of gas and diesel run vehicles after 2040. The government is promoting the sale of electric car or other clean power hybrid cars. The government opines that this step would help the automakers to be innovative and global leaders.
In the first quarter of 2017, France saw 25% increase in sale of cars powered by electric, alternative fuel and hybrid kind but the share of such cars still remains a petty 4%.{show statistics}

• India: India sets a rather aspirational target of selling only electric vehicles by 2030. A country where policy makes a big difference backs the target with strong logic. The number of four wheelers on road is expected to take a hike as they become affordable to the middle class section of the country. If the first car of a family is an electric car then the country might beat many developed countries in the aforesaid race. EV sales grew by 37.5% in 2015-16. Some of the leading electric and hybrid cars being Toyota Prius, Toyota Camry Hybrid, BMW i8, Mahindra Scorpio MicroHybrid, Maruti Suzuki Ciaz Diesel SHVS, Maruti Suzuki Ertiga Diesel SHVS.
Norway: The country has a well defined plan that mandates all the new cars and vans sold from 2025 to be pollution free, about 40% of all cars sold last year in Norway were either electric or hybrid. Hence, Norway is said to be a leader in the race for cars running on alternative fuel.
China: China is also a large electric car market. More than 40% of the electric cars in the world are alone sold in China and double of the electric cars sold in the US.

THE IAE report states that 95% of electric cars are sold in only 10 countries. Therefore, glitch in the plan is that many countries have yet a long way to go.

 

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