Updated: Nov 26, 2020
The UK became the first major economy in the world to promise to reduce emissions to net zero by 2050 in June 2019. Britain is not the only country aiming to be carbon neutral by 2050. Dozens of other countries such as European Union countries, Canada, Japan and South Korea have revealed this goal, last year. China, which alone is responsible for 30% of the world's total carbon emissions, announced that they will become a carbon neutral country in 2060.
In order to achieve this goal, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the "green industry revolution" plan with a budget of 12 billion pounds for the upcoming period. The most striking part of this plan was the part related to electro mobility. According to the plan, gasoline and diesel vehicle sales will be banned in the UK starting from 2030. A budget of 1.3 billion pound for the expansion of the electric charging infrastructure, 600 million pounds as an incentive for purchasing of electric vehicles, and an additional 500 million Euro for the development of Li-ion batteries to be used in electric vehicles and for mass production, was allocated. It is stated that, thanks to these incentive packages, 250,000 jobs will be creat