PM’s green plan: Ban on new petrol and diesel cars in UK from 2030

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.