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In 22 years, ICE sales will be restricted in most of the major car buying markets.

Will they? Does that mean a total (or even a substantial) ban on ICEs? And are those policies that are already adopted and in place, rather than aspirational goals that have yet to be formally adopted? From what I can gather, the "Fossil Fuel Free Streets Declaration" referred to in your link isn't either of those things:

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...but rather a pledge to try to reduce ICE's in their cities through a variety of steps that have not yet been adopted by their respective city governments.

As noted in your article,

Very few countries have passed motions through their legislatures regarding incentives programs or ending ICE vehicle sales, and the motions that have passed are non-binding. In most countries, it is agency ministers who have announced targets and pledges. As the Economist notes, “Despite talk about national bans – this year Britain and France have said that by 2040 new cars completely reliant on petrol or diesel will be illegal – no country has passed concrete legislation to implement a ban.”

It's the sort of thing that's easy to "pledge" - fighting climate change as an abstract thing is popular, and you can say almost anything about what might happen 22 years from now without actually having to face the consequences on voters. But that's not the same thing as actually doing it.

Albaby
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