News The EU Wants To Take Half The Cars Off Its Roads By 2050

19:41  16 may  2018
19:41  16 may  2018 Source:

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EU chiefs also want to shift half of all long-distance car journeys from road to rail. But the White Paper, Transport 2050 , wants half of all cars in towns to run on greener power within just 20 years.

What will the cars of 2050 look like? Or there’s Road Train from the European Satre project which includes Volvo, where one vehicle with a professional driver leads a However, some commuters might not want to take it, either because of network problems, schedules or safety concerns.

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The European Union has revealed a vision for its future in which traffic deaths and life-threatening injuries would be eliminated and the number of cars on its roads cut in half.

According to the UK's Autocar, that's the message EU transport commissioner Violeta Bulc presented earlier today in London at the Future of the Car Summit.

Video: The Bubble flying water car (provided by Autoblog)

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Toyota has launched the Environmental Challenge 2050 : Six goals intended to improve sustainability, ultimately resulting in getting carbon dioxide-omitting vehicles off the road within 35 years. Google is testing out its self-driving car that would reduce energy by encouraging car pooling.

A European Union policy paper calls for halving conventional cars in cities by 2030 -- and banning combustion engines altogether by 2050 . "Transport Commissioner Siim Kallas also set out plans to shift half of "middle distance journeys" from road to rail, and to cut shipping emissions by 40%.

Following the lead set by Sweden's Vision Zero, a campaign started in 1997 to eliminate road deaths and serious injuries, the EU wants to take a broader approach by also eliminating all road transport emissions and red tape.

Bulc said that 24 percent of the EU's health problems can be traced back to vehicle emissions, which she said is higher than the rate of injuries and deaths caused by collisions.

"Why did we agree that transport kills?" she asked the summit's delegates.

Bulc said stricter emissions regulations coming in the future will "put legislative pressure on car makers to introduce greener cars."

Perhaps not coincidentally, the EU's 2050 timeline is about a decade after France, the UK and Germany plan to have banned the sale of combustion-only vehicles, while Scotland wants to do the same by 2032.

Further, Bulc said autonomous vehicles will fill a future gap that will be left by changing attitudes to driving licences and car ownership, citing a desire among young people to make more productive use of the time spent getting places in cars.

To reassure those anxious about the privacy and hacking risk that self-driving cars present, Bulc promised future EU legislation would keep up with those cyber threats.

McLaren to launch 18 new cars, go 100 percent hybrid by 2025 .
It's a more fleshed-out version of the plan McLaren introduced in 2016.McLaren has adjusted its Track22 plan to stretch out to 2025. Now called Track25 (fitting), the automaker claims its sports car and supercar lineups will be 100 percent hybrid by 2025, up from 50 percent by 2022. That's huge, and it shows McLaren is really, truly dedicated to seeing this out.

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