Use of leaded gasoline officially ends worldwide
Green Car Congress
AUGUST 31, 2021
When service stations in Algeria stopped providing leaded gasoline in July, the use of leaded gasoline in cars ended globally. Tetraethyl lead was used as a gasoline additive to improve engine performance. By the 1970s, almost all gasoline produced around the world contained lead. When the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) began its campaign to eliminate lead in gasoline in 2002, leaded gasoline had become one of the most serious environmental threats to human health.