Saw this on Yahoo news :-
"BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission laid out a broad new strategy to cut carbon dioxide emissions from cars on Wednesday, proposing binding limits which automakers say will threaten jobs and lead to big price increases for consumers. The rules would require carmakers to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from new cars to an average of 130 grams per kilometre across the fleet by 2012.
Binding legislation, to be proposed this year or early next year, would target an overall cut in average new car emissions to 120 g/km by 2012 from current levels of roughly 163 g/km."
I guess this means the end of powerful petrol engines !