While some jurisdictions are trying to do as little as possible to take on the earth's collective mission to fight climate change, others are stepping up to do more than their fair share.
A total of 5 countries and 8 states have committed to banning the sale of gasoline-powered vehicles by the yaer 2050. "Which countries and states are those?" you might ask. Well here they are.
The 8 states are those that follow California's zero-emissions vehicle mandate. They are California, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, and Vermont.
Countries signing on to this goal include Germany, the UK, the Netherlands, Norway, and Quebec.
The ZEV announcement was made against the backdrop of the United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP21) taking place in Paris. It's not clear whether the ZEV alliance, which was established only last August, has the legal authority to impose such a mandate—particularly one with such a draconian impact on the automobile market.