The government is not yet prepared for the “huge challenge” of phasing out all new petrol and diesel vehicles within the next 14 years, MPs have warned. Transport is the UK’s most polluting sector, with petrol cars accounting for the bulk of emissions. The government hopes to slash emissions from Britain’s roads by encouraging people to switch to electric vehicles. As part of his 10-point climate plan launched in November, Boris Johnson announced a ban on the sale of new petrol cars from 2030 – and by 2035 all new cars and vans must be zero-emissions at the tailpipe.
Independent 19th May 2021 read more »
Electric vehicles are currently too expensive for the UK to fully transition away from new petrol and diesel cars by 2030, MPs have warned. Just 13 electric models for sale in the UK are under £30,000, out of around 130, putting them out of the reach of many, the Public Accounts Committee has said. The comments came in a report that suggested the Government faces a “huge challenge” in reaching its goal of phasing out new petrol and diesel cars by 2030, and hybrid models by 2035, with low emission vehicles currently accounting for just 11 per cent of sales.
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The government is facing a “huge challenge” to switch all new cars to zero-emission models in the next 14 years because of high costs and a shortage of roadside chargers, according to MPs. In a report published today, the public accounts committee said a government drive to phase out new petrol and diesel cars risked falling short without additional support.
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