The British government had previously announced that the ban on the sale of new gasoline and diesel vehicles would be imposed in 2030, but recently announced that the ban would be postponed from 2030 to 2035.

At the same time, the British government also announced a plan to require automakers to sell more electric cars. The plan is to gradually raise the percentage of new electric car sales to 22% by 2024 and to 80% by 2030.

When I went to London on business trip this summer, I felt that the number of electric cars was increasing, and I felt that these government decisions are spreading. In Japan, as of 2023 the ratio of new electric car sales is 4.0%. The Japanese government has set a goal of increasing the ratio of electric car sales to 100% by 2035… How will 4% become 100% in the next 10 years or so?

We have been driving electric cars for the past 10 years, but we do feel that there aren’t enough charging spots outside of our house. I hope they would continue to increase to make it much easier for people to use electric cars.

Source: The Guardian

October 20, 2023