Many European countries have been making the shift to electric vehicles and Germany has just stated that they plan to ban the sale of vehicles using gasoline and diesel as fuel by 2030. The country is also planning to reduce its carbon footprint by 80-95% by 2050, __26__ a shift to green energy in the country. Effectively, the ban will include the registration of new cars in the country as they will not allow any gasoline __27__ vehicle to be registered after 2030.
Part of the reason this ban is being discussed and __28__ is because energy officials see that they will not reach their emissions goals by 2050 if they do not __29__ a large portion of vehicle emissions. The country is still __30__ that it will meet its emissions goals, like reducing emissions by 40% by 2020, but the __31__ of electric cars in the country has not occurred as fast as ejected.
Other efforts to increase the use of electric vehicles include plans to build over 1 million hybrid and electric car battery changing stations across the country. By 2030, Germany plans on having over 6 million charging stations __32__. According to the International Business Times, electric car sales are expected to increase as Volkswagen is still recovering from its emissions scandal.
There are __33__ around 155,000 registered hybrid and electric vehicles on German roads, dwarfed by the 45 million gasoline and diesel cars driving there now. As countries continue setting goals of reducing emissions, greater steps need to be taken to have a __34__ effect on the surrounding environment. While the efforts are certainly not __35__, the results of such bans will likely only start to be seen by generations down the line, bettering the world for the future.