UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson is set to announce the ban on the sale of new diesel and petrol cars from 2030, ahead of previously planned 2035 according to reports by financial times.
In an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the unexpected move came to kick-start the market for electric vehicles and maintain Britain’s climate goal. Mr Johnson is expected to advance the date to 2030 in a speech on environment policy next week.
According to industry figures, petrol and diesel cars account for 73.6 % of new car sales this year, the electric car taking the share of 5.5 % and other remaining shares took by hybrid cars. It would be a real huddle for the UK government to phase out electric and hybrid cars within a decade. The British automotive industry is surely in for an interesting and sustainable future ahead.