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Petrol and diesel car sales ban brought forward to 2035

 

Editor’s note:

What does this mean for businesses? All Business will have to plan and replace their fleet with electric-powered vehicles before they are left with a huge negative on their balance sheet which can cost them a hefty sum of money. If they rely on external services for their logistics, they have to ensure that they build strong relationships with partners that are taking action (assessment strategy and sustainable supplier selection).

 

 

A ban on selling new petrol, diesel or hybrid cars in the UK will be brought forward from 2040 to 2035 at the latest, under government plans.  Tweet This!

Boris Johnson unveiled the policy in November, and said 2020 would be a “defining year of climate action” for the planet.

In another statement, Mr Johnson said the ban on selling new petrol and diesel cars would come even earlier than 2035, if possible.

Once the ban comes into effect, people will only be able to buy electric or hydrogen cars and vans.

The change in plans comes after experts warned the previous target date of 2040 would still leave old conventional cars on the roads.

Friends of the Earth’s Mike Childs said the government was “right” to bring forward the ban, but that 2030 would be better than 2035. He said: “A new 2035 target will still leave the UK in the slow-lane of the electric car revolution and meantime allow more greenhouse gases to spew into the atmosphere.”

 

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