will fuel motorcycles become extinct?

If the sale of fuel cars is really banned, how soon will fuel motorcycles become extinct?

Recently, the European Parliament held a meeting in Strasbourg, France, formally voted on a proposal by the European Commission to stop selling new fuel cars in the EU from 2035, and the EU will only accept pure electric vehicles and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles in the passenger car and light commercial vehicle categories. Of course, the meeting did not mention motorcycles.


Although the vote is not yet final and requires unanimous approval by EU member states, the vote confirms that the Parliament has laid the groundwork for the upcoming negotiations with EU countries to finalize the law. If agreed, this will mean the end of the fuel car era in Europe, which has lasted more than 100 years.


For the ban on the sale of fuel cars to use electric cars, the network holds many different views, the views are mainly divided into two factions.

Supporters: Electric vehicles can better solve the current energy depletion and climate problems. Together with policy support, electric vehicles are bound to be the future trend and will undoubtedly usher in a period of rapid development. In addition, the transformation of energy policy can resolve China's excessive dependence on fossil fuels and the so-called "overtaking" of the manufacturing technology of transportation vehicles!

Opponents: Electric vehicles have not yet entered a very mature stage, even if the need for charging is solved later, but whether the safety and range issues can meet the needs of consumers?


At the same time, opponents believe that there are still three links of pollution in electric vehicles. First, the power generation link, 3 degrees of electricity for 1 kg of standard coal, for example, an electric car 100 km 18 degrees of electricity needs to consume about 6 kg of standard coal, taking into account the transmission and distribution and charging losses, will reach about 7 kg of standard coal per 100 km. And a 60V20A electric motorcycle needs an average of 1.5 degrees of electricity to be fully charged, which requires 3 degrees of electricity for 100 kilometers and consumes 1 kg of standard coal. Of course, governments are also vigorously developing renewable energy sources such as wind power and hydropower, but at present the main supply of energy worldwide is still fossil energy.

Second is the energy consumption generated during the production of batteries, no data, from lead ore, lithium ore to all the minerals needed to produce new batteries, to the finished battery should also consume a lot of energy, otherwise why so expensive.

Third, the harmless treatment of batteries after the end of life, the same need to consume energy, according to the current battery 5 years of end-of-life, for the time being, the total annual battery waste up to 240 million tons. That has to consume how much energy? Does the electric car industry have to be polluted first and then treated? Electric cars are not a special case, as long as it is a source of pollution, the same need for early awareness of early treatment, careful legislation, so as not to become a disaster, so that the diversity of transport to the free market to the natural selection of things. Especially now under the banner of environmental protection cheating behavior we have to scoff and crack down!

But from the current point of view, the development of new energy vehicles is undoubtedly the trend, but there is still a long way to go before fuel cars are completely withdrawn from the market, even before known.

Banning fuel cars, how long can fuel motorcycles be driven?

Although in recent years, the "ban on fuel cars" has been an old topic in the motorcycle industry. Even though many car companies have announced a ban on fuel-powered schedules, such as Honda's 2040 ban on the sale of fuel motorcycles, some national policies to develop a "no-fuel" schedule are still under study, and the implementation of the policy will require a transition period. Moreover, a ban on the sale of fuel vehicles is not the same as a ban on the use of fuel vehicles. The complete cessation of production and sales does not mean that the previous sales of fuel cars can not be on the road, so owners do not have to worry too much about their vehicles will be eliminated in the short term, the current sales of fuel cars on the market will not be affected. There is still a 13-year mandatory scrapping system for motorcycles in China, so if the ban on fuel vehicles is added to the ban on fuel motorcycles, there won't be a single fuel motorcycle on the road in 13 years!

Will the ban on fuel vehicles be implemented successfully? Can electric motorcycles successfully replace fuel vehicles? When will the 13-year compulsory scrapping system for motorcycles be abolished? All of this remains to be seen.

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