Banning Internal combustion cars Radio Segment April 8

David Brown discusses banning petrol and diesel cars

NRMA calls for ban on sale of petrol and diesel cars by 2030 - ABC News (AustralBanning Internal combustion cars

There are moves to ban the sale of internal combustion engines.  David Brown puts it in perspective.

A minor political party and now the NSW motoring club have called for banning sales of new petrol and diesel cars after 2030.

Even if you do not agree with climate change there are reasons to move to a greater use of alternative fuels such as battery and hydrogen power. Local pollution, reducing dependence on overseas fuel supplies, all major car manufacturers are moving to hybrids and/or electric cars and there are jobs and growth in these new technologies.

We have to find a way to move forward without alienating people.

Australia has been slow in developing coherent policies to promote cleaner transport options.  We need policies that encourage the good as much as punish the undesirable.

About David Brown 521 Articles
David’s boyhood passion for motor cars did not immediately lead to a professional role in the motor industry. A qualified Civil Engineer he specialised in traffic engineering and transport planning. What followed were various positions including being seconded to a government think-tank for the planning of transport firstly in Sydney and then for the whole of NSW. After working with the NRMA and as a consultant he moved to being an independent writer and commentator on the broader areas of transport and the more specific areas of the cars we drive. His half hour motoring program “Overdrive” has been described as an “informed, humorous and irreverent look at motoring and transport from Australia and overseas”. It is heard on 22 stations across Australia. He does weekly interviews with several ABC radio stations and is also heard on commercial radio in Sydney. David has written for metropolitan and regional newspapers and has presented regular segments on metropolitan and regional television stations. David is also a contributor for AnyAuto