Environmental protection is paramount, Tokyo hopes to ban the sale of petrol vehicles by 2030
The governor of Tokyo, Japan, Yuriko Koike, stated at the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly on the 8th that Tokyo is currently considering banning the sale of vehicles powered by internal combustion engines in 2030.
In previous parliamentary discussions, the timeline for the ban on the sale of vehicles with internal combustion engines is 2035. The reason for the implementation of such a radical ban is mainly to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to cooperate with the Japanese government’s goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2050.
Yriko Koike clearly mentioned at the meeting, 'We hope to completely ban the sale of cars containing internal combustion engines in Tokyo by 2030.' This includes not only pure gasoline and diesel cars, but also Hybrid models. According to previously obtained data, hybrid vehicles accounted for approximately 40% of Tokyo’s new car sales in 2019.
Coincidentally, the British government announced a 'Green Industrial Revolution Plan' about 20 days ago, which mentioned that the sale of pure fuel vehicles will be completely banned in 2030, and hybrid vehicles will be welcomed in 2035. Come to their 'maximum'. Of course, the news of the ban on the sale of fuel vehicles has a more far-reaching impact on the auto industry. OEMs adjust the product line structure to introduce new products. Suppliers must step up research and development of new battery products to adapt to changes. Of course, the government must also step up relevant supporting facilities. Construction to ensure that the goal of environmental protection is achieved without disturbing the normal life of the people.
In 22 days, there will be only 9 years left from us in 2030. Whether we can complete all the declared transformations within this time is actually full of challenges. For example, after the sale of fuel vehicles is banned, only electric vehicles will remain in the new car market. Whether battery electric vehicles or fuel cell vehicles, their fuel replenishment capabilities have their own obvious shortcomings compared with fuel. It is also an issue that the government and industry must consider clearly to smooth the gap by relying on technological progress stimulated by policies over time.