Could the U.S. Ever Ban Gas-Powered Cars Like France Wants to Do?

“It’s better to target an end goal like emissions reduction rather than the outright banning of a technology because there are certain gas and diesel vehicles that can do a lot towards limiting emissions, whereas electric cars can actually be more damaging,” said Jeremy Michalek, co-author of the study and a professor of engineering and public policy at Carnegie Mellon, where he also serves as the director of the school’s Vehicle Electrification Group.