Since there's no mention of where these are being sold, it wouldn't surprise me if the majority of the "new" electric models end up being versions of existing US models that are sold in primarily the European market (if you haven't seen it, then it's new to you!). Since they already sold off their existing European brands to Peugeot, GM might be using this as an opportunity to start over in the region and establish the Chevrolet name early in the growing scramble to move away from petrol-only cars.
Oh, definitely. There are just so many vehicles in the world now that it's going to take decades to phase them all out completely. And that's not considering developing nations that don't even have the ability to set up a proper infrastructure for electric cars... you'll still be seeing petrol vehicles roaming much of Africa and South Asia well into the next century.But they wont outright ban traditionally powered vehicles the day these laws come into force, you will be allowed to use them until they gradually withdraw from the roads due to being scrapped on unroadworthy. It will probably take a couple of decades before we don't see one gasoline powered cars on developed nations roads.