Singapore plans to ban petrol and diesel vehicles by 2040

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In what is yet another death knell for the fossil fuel industry and internal combustion engine (ICE) automakers, Singapore is joining a number of other countries around the world to phase out petrol and diesel vehicles by 2040.

The move to eliminate ICE vehicles from Singapore streets is part of its efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions and combat climate change.

In addition to the ban, Singapore will also implement measures to spur electric vehicle (EV) adoption in the country. This will include a registration fee rebate on the purchase of both fully electric and hybrid vehicles.

They will also expand public EV charging infrastructure, by building more than 26,000 charging points by 2030.

Singapore now joins the likes of Norway, the UK, and Canada, all of which have similar plans to ban the sale of ICE vehicles by 2025, 2035 and 2040 respectively.

h/t [Reuters]

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