EU Wants To Ban Cars By 2050

An idea sure to be pushed by climate alarmists for the United States shortly. The UK Telegraph calls this “draconian”

The European Commission on Monday unveiled a “single European transport area” aimed at enforcing “a profound shift in transport patterns for passengers” by 2050.

The plan also envisages an end to cheap holiday flights from Britain to southern Europe with a target that over 50 per cent of all journeys above 186 miles should be by rail.

Top of the EU’s list to cut climate change emissions is a target of “zero” for the number of petrol and diesel-driven cars and lorries in the EU’s future cities.

Siim Kallas, the EU transport commission, insisted that Brussels directives and new taxation of fuel would be used to force people out of their cars and onto “alternative” means of transport.

“That means no more conventionally fuelled cars in our city centres,” he said. “Action will follow, legislation, real action to change behaviour.”

Obviously

The Association of British Drivers rejected the proposal to ban cars as economically disastrous and as a “crazy” restriction on mobility.

“I suggest that he goes and finds himself a space in the local mental asylum,” said Hugh Bladon, a spokesman for the BDA.

“If he wants to bring everywhere to a grinding halt and to plunge us into a new dark age, he is on the right track. We have to keep things moving. The man is off his rocker.”

But, that is the whole idea from the alarmists. Most alternative energy sources are not ready for primetime, and quite a few enviro-weenies won’t let them be built, anyhow, so, what would power these non-fossil fueled vehicles? I guess everyone can walk, ride bamboo bikes, or take a horse, bringing society back to 1599.

Oh, and putting a few in control of everyone else, circa Russia 1950.

Funny that the EU doesn’t mind all the use of fossil fuels, putting out vast amounts of greenhouse gases, to fight a war in Libya to protect their oil prices.

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