A number of auto companies agreed to abandon the production of cars with gasoline engines by 2040. The declaration was signed following a conference on climate change in Glasgow, according to The New York Times.
The list of manufacturers that have made this commitment includes BYD, Ford, General Motors, Jaguar Land Rover, Mercedes-Benz and Volvo.
Their competitors BMW, Honda, Hyundai, Nissan, Stellantis, Toyota and Volkswagen Group have abandoned such an initiative. The list of those who abstained includes the governments of the United States, China and Japan, where a huge number of cars are produced.
It is noted that the aforementioned countries did not agree to sign the declaration, as it requires significant investment by companies in technology, at a time when governments did not promise to provide infrastructure for charging electric cars.
The main goal of the Glasgow conference is to mobilize countries to meet the goals set by the Paris Climate Agreement. The goal of the agreement is to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, and by the middle of the century it is planned to achieve zero emissions altogether.