Japan considering a ban on sale of petrol cars from 2030

The move comes as part of the Japanese Prime Minister’s pledge to reduce carbon emissions to zero by 2050.

The Japanese government is considering a ban on new petrol and diesel cars by mid-2030.

Instead of conventional combustion engine cars, hybrid and electric vehicles would be promoted. All new vehicles would be required to be electrified. With this, the share of electric cars in Japan is expected to increase to 55% by 2030.

The move comes as part of the Japanese Prime Minister’s pledge to reduce carbon emissions to zero by 2050. The country’s industry minister will be releasing a target date by the end of this year.

Last month, the United Kingdom also advanced the petrol and diesel fuel ban to 2030. Japan, China and South Korea have also announced targets to achieve net carbon emissions.

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