Tesla in Prime Position to Benefit as Japan May Ban Sale of Gasoline-Powered Vehicles in Mid-2030s

Tesla in Prime Position to Benefit as Japan May Ban Sale of Gasoline-Powered Vehicles in Mid-2030s

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Japan may join the list of countries that will soon ban the sale of new gasoline-powered vehicles. According to the plan, the ban may take effect in the mid-2030s, public broadcaster NHK reported.

In October, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga pledged to cut CO2 emissions to zero by 2050, and make Japan the second country to set a deadline to phase out gasoline cars.

By the end of the year, Japan's Ministry of Industry should develop a plan for a phased transition to electric and hybrid vehicles. Japanese automakers are so far silent about the impact these measures may have on their businesses, Reuters reported.

It looks like Tesla will be one of the biggest contenders for victory if Japan truly aims for zero emissions by 2050. Be that as it may, electric hybrids still pollute the environment, so they cannot be a real solution to the problem posed. Moreover, the availability of such vehicles for sale can only aggravate the situation.

The movement of the world towards zero CO2 emissions can be realized only when each country moves uncompromisingly towards achieving this goal. In the next 10-20 years, the entire automotive industry will undergo massive changes. If automakers wish to survive this shift, the smartest option is for each and every and every one them to make pure electric vehicles as soon as possible.

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Eva Fox joined Tesmanian in 2019 to cover breaking news as an automotive journalist. The main topics that she covers are clean energy and electric vehicles. As a journalist, Eva is specialized in Tesla and topics related to the work and development of the company.

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