petrol diesel ban

Petrol Diesel Ban


2040 petrol diesel ban deadline, could it become sooner than expected? with government now saying it intends to bring the deadline forward to 2035 – or even earlier if possible.

The petrol diesel ban will also be widened to include hybrids for the first time as well. The ban was originally announced in July 2017 and the revision will be examined in a consultation. 2040 had been previously announced for a petrol diesel ban on vehicles that run on these types of fuel.

During his launch of the COP26 UN climate talks. Prime Minister Boris Johnson outlined plans to make the UK a leader in tackling climate change. The talks took place last November and held in Glasgow. It was felt that the original 2040 target needed to be reduced by 5 years. Otherwise it was felt that combustion engine vehicles would still be running after 2050.

The launch was held at the Science Museum in London. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said: “As we set out our plans to hit our ambitious 2050 net zero target across this year. We shall urge others to join us in pledging net zero emissions. There can be no greater responsibility than protecting our planet.”

Mike Hawes Chief Executive from the SMMT said: “It’s extremely concerning that government has seemingly moved the goalposts for consumers and industry on such a critical issue. Manufacturers are fully invested in a zero emissions future, with some 60 plug-in models now on the market and 34 more are set to arrive soon.

Low-emission vehicles eligible for a plug-in grant

Discounts are available on the price of brand new low-emission vehicles through a grant the government gives to vehicle dealerships and manufacturers. You do not need to do anything if you want to buy one of these vehicles. The dealer will include the value of the grant in the vehicle’s price.

The maximum grant available for cars is £1,500.

Follow this link to the government site that explains more about the grant that is available:


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