Cars in the Future The sale of new petrol and diesel cars would be banned from 2030, Cars in the Future Cars Cars in the Future The sale of new petrol and diesel cars would be banned from 2030, under a proposal by the Greens to get more electric cars on the roads. Key points: Greens unveil policy to make electric cars more affordable and accessible Car dealers enthusiastic about ideas that will help sell more vehicles but have reservations Greens expect proposal will be dismissed by Coalition and Opposition Several European countries have put in place similar timeframes to phase out petrol and diesel cars. The Greens are unveiling a policy today that would see a raft of vehicle taxes cut — and the luxury car tax increased — to make electric cars more affordable and accessible. The party's transport spokeswoman, Janet Rice, said it wasn't aimed at, "rapidly shifting the fleet to fully electric". "It's not a matter of people having to retire their car early," Senator Rice said. "Basically, it's for all new vehicle sales by 2030 to be electric vehicle Source: ABC.Net Electric cars have been around for a few years now, Cars in the Future Electric cars have been around for a few years now, although if we’re being technical, they’ve being around since the 19th century. But the first electric car of the modern era, and the first highway legal production all-electric battery-powered vehicle was the Tesla Roadster, first developed in 2004. In contrast, fossil fuels are a finite resource that take millions of years to develop and will continue to diminish with use.