The Danish liberal-conservative government has announced that wants to ban the sale of new gasoline and diesel cars in 2030, and that by then it counts on there being a million electric or hybrid vehicles in this Nordic country. This was stated by the Danish Prime Minister, the liberal Lars Løkke Rasmussen, in his speech during the opening of the new parliamentary year.
"The transport sector currently accounts for a quarter of Denmark's CO2 emissions, and the air in the big cities is too polluted, which is why the government sets a clear goal: in 12 years, only 12 years, we will ban the sale of new gasoline and diesel cars, "Rasmussen said.
The proposal is part of a new climate plan that the Executive will present next week.
Rasmussen considered the measure "a clear signal" to the European Union (EU), the automobile industry "and the rest of the world," and said that such cars represent the past and that the future is "green" and is " very closely".
The Danish prime minister waits close an agreement in the climatic area in the coming months before the general elections, which must be held no later than June 2019.
Rasmussen heads a minority government that controls less than a third of the seats in Parliament, but the support of the xenophobic Danish People's Party assures him an absolute majority.
Denmark has set itself the goal of not relying on fossil fuels by 2050.
Other countries have previously announced that they intend to prohibit the sale of gasoline and diesel cars: Germany, Ireland and the Netherlands want to achieve this also in 2030, while France and Great Britain aim at 2040