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2017-07-26. Britain to Ban New Diesel and Gas Cars by 2040.

posted Jul 27, 2017, 11:40 PM by Alan Gould
By Stephen Castle, The New York Times. For GSS Energy Use chapter 9 and Climate Change chapter 9. Excerpt: LONDON — Scrambling to combat a growing air pollution crisis, Britain announced on Wednesday that sales of new diesel and gas cars would reach the end of the road by 2040, the latest step in Europe’s battle against the damaging environmental impact of the internal combustion engine. Britain’s plans match a similar pledge made this month by France, and are part of a growing global push to curb emissions and fight climate change by promoting electric cars. Carmakers are also adjusting, with Volvo notably saying recently that it would phase out the internal combustion engine in the coming years and BMW deciding to build an electric version of its popular Mini car in Britain.... https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/26/world/europe/uk-diesel-petrol-emissions.html