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Sun Nov 11, 2018, 09:49 PM

Israel Will Ban Gasoline & Diesel Vehicles After 2030

2030 seems like a long way off, but it’s really just around the corner. And when the bell tolls at midnight on December 31, 2030, you may not be able to buy a gasoline- or diesel-powered vehicle in Israel. After that date, all passenger cars will be electric and all trucks will be powered by electricity or compressed natural gas, if a proposal currently under consideration gets approved by the government. A final decision is expected by the end of this year.

Are you listening Ford, GM, Mercedes, Volkswagen, and all the other legacy car makers? The sound you hear is the sound of your business model crumbling around you.

Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz tells Reuters the biggest challenge will be creating a “critical mass” of electric and CNG powered vehicles before the deadline arrives. “We are already encouraging by funding…more than 2,000 new charging stations around the country,” he says.

The plan was set in motion one day after the United Nations issued its latest climate assessment that finds nations must do far more than they are currently doing in order to stave off warmer global average temperatures that will put the environment at risk.

Israel has recently discovered large reserves of natural gas within its borders. It intends to shut down all its coal-fired generating stations and convert them to natural gas as soon as possible. Natural gas may not be as clean as renewables like wind and solar, but its emissions are lower than those from burning coal.

In order to reach the goal, the government will “reduce taxation on electric cars to almost zero, so they are going to be much cheaper,” Steinitz says. He expects the tipping point for the Israeli transportation sector will occur around 2025, when there will be about 177,000 electric cars on Israeli roads. Today, there are less than 100. By 2030, the expectation is that there will be nearly 1.5 million EVs in the country.

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https://cleantechnica.com/2018/11/11/israel-will-ban-gasoline-diesel-vehicles-after-2030/

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2018, 09:57 PM

1. Has nothing to do with global warming

As of 2013, Israel was importing about 100 million barrels of oil per year. The country possesses negligible reserves of crude oil but does have abundant domestic natural gas resources which were discovered in large quantities starting in 2009, after many decades of previously unsuccessful exploration. (Wiki)

However

HAIFA, Israel – After Israel complained for years that it was surrounded by oil-rich states but didn’t have a drop within its own borders, it appears there’s a big-time turnaround with the announcement Wednesday that massive oil reserves have been located in the Golan Heights,close to the country’s border with Syria.
Afek Oil and Gas, an Israeli subsidiary of the U.S. company Genie Energy, confirmed the find in an interview with Israel’s Channel 2 TV but conceded that until the oil is actually extracted, they won’t be sure of the actual amounts and quality of the oil that has been discovered.
https://www.foxnews.com/world/potentially-game-changing-oil-reserves-discovered-in-israel

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Sun Nov 11, 2018, 10:04 PM

2. Their herd of tanks will still run on diesel.

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Fri Nov 16, 2018, 02:27 PM

3. makes sense given their natural gas reserves

They should invest in solar also, something along the lines of the Morocco facility.

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