One of the biggest environmental enemies is the internal combustion engines that use fuel as oil (diesel or oil). Although there are standards for pollution protection, which are each time more rigorous than the permitted levels of CO2, It seems that governments in Europe have declared it
war and want to extinguish this technology that poisons the planet.
In this sense Spain could become the first country to ban diesel if it approves the new Law on Climate Change and Energy Transition, in which they consider different plans to reduce pollution emissions.
The project, which must be undertaken at the Spanish Congress in February, provides for the creation of a law banning the sale and circulation of internal combustion vehicles. First, in 2025, diesel vehicles will be vetoed, by 2040 all internal combustion vehicles will be stopped, and of course 2050 will be prohibited for its use.
Other less drastic measures to reduce pollution emissions are in place, for example in Spain, the Netherlands, Germany, France or the United Kingdom there is the exclusion of some sort of vehicle in certain central areas of major cities.
Incentives are another way they use it to encourage the purchase of "green" vehicles. For example, in the UK, 1.169m euros will be allocated in incentives to buy electric cars. Additionally, low-emission areas have been established where tolls are only charged for old vehicles (ie those polluting
In Germany, the government offers up to 8,000 euros for the removal of diesel from Euro 1 and Euro 4 from the fleet, while Volkswagen announced a bid of up to 7,000 euros (at a discount) to the owners of diesel models Euro 4 or 5 to any brand we are changing as new one of his