New petrol and diesel cars to be banned from 2040 in UK

By Editorial Staff The UK Government confirmed today that it will end the sale of all new conventional petrol and diesel cars and vans by 2040, as it unveiled new plans to tackle air pollution.
This latest announcement is part of a £2.7 billion investment programme for tackling air pollution, and is consistent with the Government’s election manifesto. The ban won’t affect cars with hybrid and plug-in hybrid drivetrains, but rather “conventional petrol and diesel cars”.
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