From 2030, residents of Israel will no longer be able to buy cars fueled by petrol or diesel, the Israeli government has announced.
Instead, only electric cars will be available for purchase.
It’s part of a wider plan to move Israel from a dependence on petrol, diesel and coal, and will kick off a “critical mass” aimed at shifting the local automotive market away from ICE car sales.
Announced by energy minister Yuval Steinitz on Tuesday, the plan will include massive tax reductions for electric cars sold in Israel, which the government hopes will lead to more affordable EVs for Israelis.
The move is in addition to charging infrastructure plans the Israeli government is already undertaking.
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