Hot on the heels of Volvo announcing it would be making fully electric or hybrid cars from 2019, France announced that they would be banning petrol and diesel cars by 2040 with Norway and Netherlands setting their target for 2025 and Germany and India looking at a 2030 phase out. Tesla’s battery revolution in South Australia will also put Australia in good stead for zero emissions by 2050. The beginning of the end for the solely combustion powered engine is here with the prediction that the automotive industry will reach a “tipping point” by the mid-2020s when electric cars begin to sell more than traditional models.