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ZEV Alliance members (8 US states and 4 countries) to ban IC engined cars by 2050

ZEV alliance to ban IC engine cars

If the alliance manages to implement the mandate, it has the potential to alter the dynamics of the global auto industry.

On the sidelines of the United Nations Conference on Climate Change in Paris, the ZEV Alliance, a consortium of national and sub-national governments that are working towards faster electrification of transportation, has announced that it is intending to completely phase out petrol and diesel powered vehicles by 2050.

While the legal authority of the organization to enforce the ban of fossil fuel powered cars is yet to be ascertained, it’s expected that it will take at least a decade before the ZEV Alliance passes a law related to this mandate. The members include 8 states in the US (California, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island and Vermont), four European nations (Germany, UK, Netherlands and Norway), and British Columbia and Quebec from Canada.

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The alliance claims that the move to phase out fossil fuel powered cars would reverse the global warming effects significantly.

The Alliance claims that the ZEV enforcement and other similar laws across the globe would result in reduction of vehicular emissions by around 40% by 2050. Such a significant change is expected to result in noticeable reversing of global warming effects.

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As of now, the penetration of hybrid and Zero emission vehicles are less than 1% is most of the markets and almost every government in the world is taking steps to increase electrification of vehicles. To its credit, India is working on the NEMMP 2020 (National Electric Mobility Mission Plan).

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Nithyanandh Karuppaswamy

Winner of national level automotive quiz competitions, Nithyanandh aka Nithz jumped into the blogosphere right after gaining a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Love for automobiles and an even greater drive to share his knowledge with the automotive community, Nithz is Deputy Editor at RushLane.

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