This is so utterly mad that you cannot believe that anyone on this side of a secure mental ward could actually offer it as a serious suggestion.
But the biggest farce of all is the EU's blithe assumption that it can suggest policy that will take effect in forty years. At the current rate, the chances of it still being in existence in even four years is pretty remote. And even if it does last that long, I would not take any odds on it lasting ten years.View full article here
Well elements of this are already happening today. Older cards are now banned from most German citieshttp://www.earthtimes.org/articles/news ... -cars.html
and the Low Emission Zone in London is a step in this direction, with further restrictions coming in next year. Baby steps at the moment but the principle has been established. It's divide and rule, each step only affects a small number of people, never enough to form a critical mass of opposition against the idea.
Only allowing electric vehicles is the logical next step. As you say it's barking, and they might not be around to enforce it, but no-one in the establishment is going to stand up and speak against this idea.
Off topic but the de-industrialisation of Germany comes a step closer with the Greens forming a Government with partners in a German state. Looks like all their nukes are going to be history.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-12880732
The Greens obviously enjoyed a Fukushima bounce, but in Germany they're a strong party the whole time.