France says that by 2040 it will ban all gas cars. France set to ban sale of petrol and diesel vehicles by 2040 - BBC News Back in 2001, I got an HDR and I was curious. OK, in 2002 I did a jump to 2052 because I wanted to see what the world would be like in 50 years. I saw plenty of gas cars. However, they were smaller than cars now. Most would be like a micro car. They did look similar to this one.