The road ahead

The automotive industry is quite a long way down the road to change.

Volvo, the Swedish car manufacturer, has pledged to only launch all-electric or hybrid cars from this year. And we expect others to follow suit.

The European Commission has committed to banning all petrol cars from city centres by 2050. Many countries, notably Denmark, Norway and France, have even more ambitious targets.

At EGO we are not happy at the prospect of city centres where petrol powered lawn mowers are pushing out toxic emissions and unacceptable noise levels alongside fleets of quieter electric cars.

We have to act now.