non-zero-emissions cars to be banned in UK by 2035

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non-zero-emissions cars to be banned in UK by 2035

Post by Rob » Tue Feb 04, 2020 1:57 pm

New petrol, diesel and hybrid cars and vans to be banned from 2035 - Ban on sale of new petrols, diesels and hybrids pulled forward five years. The move was announced by prime minister Boris Johnson at the launch of the COP26 climate summit as part of measures to help the UK achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

Pulling the date forward five years sets a challenge to car makers to provide enough electric cars to meet demand, with battery shortages currently delaying supply of some vehicles and to infrastructure providers to deliver enough charging points when sales ramp up from 1.6% of all new car sales today to 100% in 15 years' time.

The Government has brought the date forward because it says 2040 will be too late if the UK wants to achieve its target of emitting virtually zero carbon by 2050.

In confirming the plans, the government said it "will continue to work with all sectors of industry to accelerate the rollout of zero-emissions vehicles - helping to deliver new green jobs in the UK".

"The prime minister will use the speech [at the COP26 summit] to call for international efforts to reach net zero as early as possible through investment in cleaner, greener technology, preservation of our natural habitat and measures to improve resilience to climate change impact."

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Re: non-zero-emissions cars to be banned in UK by 2035

Post by sevunil » Tue Feb 18, 2020 1:13 pm

It won't be easy but it will be a great endeavor. It will help in the country lessen its carbon emission. Hopefully, all countries will go into this slow but remarkable transition.

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