Petrol and diesel vehicles to be banned from 2030
The Prime Minister Boris Johnson has confirmed that the UK will end the sale of new petrol and diesel cars and vans by 2030, ten years earlier than planned. However the sale of plug-in hybrid cars and vans will not be banned until 2035.
The Prime Minister announced it as part of his ten point plan for a green industrial revolution.
To accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles, the Prime Minister has announced £1.3 billion to accelerate the rollout of chargepoints for electric vehicles in homes, streets and on motorways across England, so people can more easily and conveniently charge their cars.
£582 million has been allocated for grants for those buying zero or ultra-low emission vehicles to make them cheaper to buy and incentivise more people to make the transition.
Nearly £500 million has been earmarked for the development and mass-scale production of electric vehicle batteries in the next four years.
The Prime Minister’s ten point plan is supported by £12 billion investment and will cover offshore wind, hydrogen, nuclear, electric vehicles, public transport, air travel and maritime, home and public buildings, carbon capture, nature and innovation and finance.
Part of the plan is to back car manufacturing bases including in the West Midlands, North East and North Wales to accelerate the transition to electric vehicles, and transforming our national infrastructure to better support electric vehicles.
It also includes making cycling and walking more attractive ways to travel and investing in zero-emission public transport of the future.