Most New Cars Sold In UK Will Have To Be Fully Electric By 2030, Government Confirms

Green campaigners relieved after last week’s decision to delay ban on petrol and diesel cars

The government has confirmed the majority of new cars sold in Britain will have to be electric by 2030 despite Rishi Sunak’s decision last week to delay a ban on petrol and diesel cars by five years.

Under the long-awaited zero emissions vehicle (ZEV) mandate, 80% of sales must be fully electric, or another alternative, within seven years. Carmakers would have to pay £15,000 for each petrol or diesel engine above that threshold, the Department for Transport said on Thursday.

The announcement broadly confirms proposals in March, modelled on moves in California, which will force manufacturers to rapidly increase the proportion of battery electric cars produced.

...Richard Hebditch, the UK director of the thinktank Transport & Environment, said for all the fanfare of the U-turn on the government’s 2030 ban on internal combustion engines, “the zero emissions vehicle mandate will pretty much end sales of new petrol and diesel cars by the early 2030s.

🔗Source: The Guardian (https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2023/sep/28/majority-of-newscars-sold-in-uk-will-have-to-be-fully-electric-by-2030-government-confirms)

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Most New Cars Sold In UK Will Have To Be Fully Electric By 2030, Government Confirms Green campaigners relieved after last week’s decision to delay ban on petrol and diesel cars The government has confirmed the majority of new cars sold in Britain will have to be electric by 2030 despite Rishi Sunak’s decision last week to delay a ban on petrol and diesel cars by five years. Under the long-awaited zero emissions vehicle (ZEV) mandate, 80% of sales must be fully electric, or another alternative, within seven years. Carmakers would have to pay £15,000 for each petrol or diesel engine above that threshold, the Department for Transport said on Thursday. The announcement broadly confirms proposals in March, modelled on moves in California, which will force manufacturers to rapidly increase the proportion of battery electric cars produced. ...Richard Hebditch, the UK director of the thinktank Transport & Environment, said for all the fanfare of the U-turn on the government’s 2030 ban on internal combustion engines, “the zero emissions vehicle mandate will pretty much end sales of new petrol and diesel cars by the early 2030s. 🔗Source: The Guardian (https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2023/sep/28/majority-of-newscars-sold-in-uk-will-have-to-be-fully-electric-by-2030-government-confirms) #greenenergy #news #Economy #electricvehicles #automotive
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