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Ethiopia becomes first country to ban internal combustion engines: Only EVs allowed

Ethiopia bans combustion engines and favours environmentally friendly EVs (Image: Unsplash / Kaleab, edited)

Ethiopia has decided that only electric cars may be imported into the country. The move is a major step towards sustainable mobility and is ahead of the European Union's plans to ban internal combustion engines from 2035.

While in the past less affluent countries have been the dumping ground for second-hand cars from other nations, Ethiopia is now the first country in the world to ban the import of all cars that are not electrically powered. In contrast to the European Union, which has a ban on the sale of cars with internal combustion engines from 2035, Ethiopia is about ten years ahead of schedule:



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  • mary Mwihaki

    3 h

    This is a great way to the government of Ethiopia other countries should follow this.

    • George Kariuki

      8 w

      This is a bold and potentially transformative move.

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      • walter lungayi

        8 w

        This is a significant step towards reducing air pollution and promoting sustainable transportation in Ethiopia. Congrats!!

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        • Chris Ndungu

          8 w

          Kudos goes to Ethiopian government! The other nations should copy from you!

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          • Boniface Kuria

            8 w

            Wow! This is really impressive. An African country leading the world in adoption of EVs. This goes to show the level of commitment African counties have to reduction of carbon emissions. I am proud to be African today.

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            • winnie nguru

              8 w

              Hail Ethiopia! They have set the pace for fellow African countries

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              • Munene Mugambi

                8 w

                Give it up for the Ethiopians for taking this bold step. Also, maybe address the climate love to Abiy Ahmed, the current Ethiopian Prime Minister or to the Ethiopian government.

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                • Elizabeth Gathigia

                  8 w

                  Ethiopia has set a good example for other nations to follow, EVs is the solution needed to safe the planet

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                  • Ann Nyambura

                    8 w

                    Way to go, Ethiopia! This will make a big difference for the environment.

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                    • Jane Wangui

                      7 w

                      @ann_nyambura_542 Decisions that will yield fruits in the near future.Other African countries should embrace use of EVs.

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                    • Joseph Githinji

                      8 w

                      This is a bold step by the government of Ethiopia that is going to foster the growth in sustainable mobility. It's an example that all nations in Africa and beyond should sought to embrace.

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                      • Munene Mugambi

                        8 w

                        @joseph_githinji We require more and more of these courageous steps being taken by more countries.

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