Denmark plans ban on combustion engines in 2030
Denmark is planning to forbid the sale of cars driving on diesel or petrol only as from 2030, as was announced by Prime Minister, Lars Løkke Rasmussen, in the Danish Parliament on Tuesday. Denmark wants to ban all cars with combustion engines from the Danish roads.
Rasmussen wants to have more than a million electric and hybrid cars on the Danish roads by 2030. “I’m all for the car but it shouldn’t destroy the environment”, Rasmussen said.
Denmark doesn’t have a car industry itself, but the country is willing to join forces with all like-minded European countries to increase the pressure on car makers to make them put a great deal of effort in the production of cleaner cars.
Promote electric cars
The Danish Minister for Energy, Lars Christian Lilleholt, announced that the government will introduce a proposition to make electric cars cheaper, as part of a larger climate plan. The authorities consider – like Norway – allowing electric cars to drive on the bus lanes to stimulate sales.
Sales of cleaner cars have decreased significantly since Rasmussen earlier decided to draw back subsidies for savings’ sake.