UK plans to bring forward ban on new petrol and diesel cars

UK plans to bring forward ban on new petrol and diesel cars

Britain has launched a plan to ban the sale of new petrol, diesel and hybrid cars from 2035, five years earlier than planned. The move comes as PM Johnson is seeking to elevate the UK’s environmental credentials after he sacked the head of a Glasgow UN Climate Change Conference planned for November. ’We know as a country, as a society, as a planet, as a species, we must now act’, Boris stressed.

Marcus Rogers
Marcus Rogers 3 months

The amount of lithium needed to produce all the batterys for electric cars need for the UK currently stands at 75% of the worlds reserves and rising, and that's not to include the round the world trip these batterys will require of replacement every 10 years. Its. Not. Possible.

Pigdog Pirouet
Pigdog Pirouet 3 months

Ridiculous. CO2 isn't an issue. AGW or ACC is extremist lies.

Per Gunnar
Per Gunnar 3 months

And there UK went to shit again. What a shame, just after they freed themselves from the EU tyranny.

George Ashworth
George Ashworth 3 months

The sooner we move to nuclear power the better.

David 3 months

ok, 2 ?. will this include other vehicles besides cars? and how will they change the way they produce electricity?

Rocky 3 months

Abject nonsense

Bart 3 months

All I'm getting from this is "fuck the working class, they can walk to work all we care" sincerely middle/upper Champagne socialists.

Beisht Kione
Beisht Kione 3 months

Bad Boris

Andrew 1010
Andrew 1010 3 months

WHAT?! They just had BREXIT where's this shit coming from?!

Dave 3 months

That won't work. Changing all public transport to electric by 2035? Maybe. But banning the sale of all petrol and diesel cars by then? The technology isn't there, it would just cripple our economy for no reason other than "we had to do something". Doing something doesn't mean you're doing the right thing. Change all public transport to electric. Build more nuclear power plants. Gradually transfer Britain over from coal and gas power stations to solar, wind, wave and nuclear power. Give tax incentives to haulage companies to change over to electric or at least LPG trucks. By around 2050 the technology may have developed to make electric cars more readily available to the public, so you can start to push the change to electric cars with private owners. When over 80% of the public are driving electric cars, probably around 2080 *then* you can outright ban the sale of petrol and diesel vehicles. The second hand market will eventually kill off the rest of the petrol and diesel vehicles over time as they break down. By around 2130 fossil fuels will be gone in Britain outside of shows and races.

Crimson Jester
Crimson Jester 3 months

Hahahahahaahahaha good luck with that.

Tim S
Tim S 3 months

At the very least, this is giving companies 15 years to gear up to serve this market.

Mod Okay
Mod Okay 3 months

This is a great decision for the environment and the future of the planet.

Matt 3 months

So you'd best be rich by 2035 if you want a car in the uk? then again I suppose those cars might be cheaper then

Cary Brown
Cary Brown 3 months

Utter stupidity.

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