Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced the acceleration of the ban on the sale of petrol and diesel cars and vans in 2030 – as part of a “green industrial revolution”.
The ban had been planned for 2040, but has been brought forward under the Government’s 10-point plan to tackle climate change.
The sale of some hybrids will continue until 2035, though these will only be “hybrid cars and vans that can drive a significant distance with no carbon coming out of the tailpipe”.
The devil is in the detail, but it’s thought this refers only to plug-in hybrids, so it could mark the end of the road for mild and self-charging hybrids.
The Prime Minister also outlined new investment of £1.3 billion to ramp up the rollout of chargepoints in homes, streets and motorways, and up to £582 million in grants for those buying zero or ultra-low emission vehicles to help reduce up-front costs.
Nearly £500 million will also be spent in the next four years for the development and mass-scale production of electric vehicle batteries, helping to boost manufacturing bases including in the Midlands and North East. If you’d like a free quote on getting a spare or replacement key, give us a call on 01392 461200 and we will get back to you within the hour.