In an effort to promote electric-only vehicles and to reduce air pollution and combat climate change, Denmark has proposed a ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars from 2030 and hybrid from 2035.
“It is a big ambition that will be hard to achieve. But that’s exactly why we need to try,” Danish Prime Minister, Lars Rasmussen, told parliament on Tuesday.
The plan requires parliamentary approval to become law and will be presented to parliament next week.
Britain and France have also pledged to ban new petrol and diesel cars from 2040 in move that could hit the wealth of oil producers and transform a car industry in which global car makers are scrambling to adapt to the brave new world of electric vehicles.