Exempt CO2 neutral Synthetic/other cleaner fuel from 2030 petrol/diesel new car sales ban

Exempt CO2 neutral Synthetic/other cleaner fuel from 2030 petrol/diesel new car sales ban

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Papa Smith Custom Ltd started this petition to The UK Government (UK Parliament)

The UK Government should allow the sale and future development of cars, vans and other vehicles running on cleaner liquid fuels such as Efuels/Electrofuels, higher content sustainable bioethanol E12 up to E85, and Carbon neutral/Carbon negative Biomethane to cut CO2 and other emissions.

The UK Government should allow the sale past the year 2030 of these cars and other vehicles going forward to reduce huge battery waste and lower car production CO2.

These cars/vehicles will usually run on these alternative fuels with no change or minimal change to the vehicle's engine, thereby not forcing many to buy a new vehicle when they can perhaps not afford to do so.

Cobalt mining involves the unethical and shameful use of child labour when mining these battery materials. Children can be as young as 7 when working in these mining areas, children even younger than that are able to pick out Cobalt and separate it from other materials.

Lithium mining is causing widespread disruption to not only human communities, but also to wildlife through water shortages. A good example of this is the reduction of saltwater shrimp which now endangered species of flamingoes feed on. Disruptions such as this will only increase as demand for very large car batteries increases. Could the world ever recover from mass extinction of various wildlife?

Batteries are heavy, a typical EV can have 250kg to 500kg (per car) of batteries on board, some even more than this. Electric HGVs have been known to have over 6 tons of batteries on board, where will all of this waste go, is it even possible to recycle it all?

Alternative fuels use current infrastructure, such as your normal petrol station, so no need to tear up every road in the country to place street chargers everywhere.

Liquid fuel cars are more affordable to purchase especially for those on a low income.

Making Batteries releases high emissions, it can be double that of comparable petrol or diesel cars.

Electric cars have impracticalities - long charging times, lower range and even if fast charging, this leads to shorter battery life and expense.

Electric Vehicles are heavy, tyres wear faster, more tyre particle dust and road damage can result, (ICE cars can be fitted with regenerative brakes too!).

Some can't charge near home at all, they may live in a block of flats, some homes do not even have nearby road access.

Electrofuels are simply fuels made by combining Hydrogen and Carbon Dioxide (CO2) from Carbon Capture. They can be made to be chemically identical to Petrol, Diesel and even Kerosene.

There was an announcement at the end of last year, that these fuels are to be put into production as soon as 2022 by a group of companies including Siemens and Porsche, in the USA, but how long will it take for this to happen in the UK? The UK government seems to only be considering electric cars when there are many (more environmentally sound) alternative fuels out there. If the UK does not get involved in this soon, then other countries will have an economic advantage over us.

One of the best things about these fuels is that they can be made in your own country, we will no longer be restricted by any of the problems associated with oil supply in the middle east for example. We can be more self-sufficient, this will, of course, also create more jobs in the UK.

The World Touring Car Cup in motorsport has just announced that they are going to use 15% biofuel with the aim of moving towards 100% in the near future, so why can't the general public too?

Formula 1 is now making moves towards sustainable biofuels too.

Fuels such as Biomethane are typically CO2 neutral, they can even be CO2 negative when the full cycle is taken into account, are more biodiverse and can be made from waste reducing pollution.

If we all club together and vote for these cleaner fuels, we can improve the environment sooner rather than later!

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