The British government plans to ban petrol, diesel and hybrid vehicles in 2023
After consultation, the British government plans to terminate the sales of new gasoline, diesel and hybrid vehicles by 2035.The UK ’s previous goal for this was to phase out sales of traditional gasoline and diesel vehicles by 2040, excluding hybrids
|The British government plans to ban petrol, diesel and hybrid vehicles in 2023|
After seeking comments, the British government plans to terminate the sales of new gasoline, diesel and hybrid vehicles by 2035
The UK ’s previous target for this was to phase out the sales of traditional gasoline and diesel vehicles by 2040, excluding hybrid vehicles. But if the UK wants to achieve the goal of zero carbon emissions by 2050, it will be too late to phase out by 2040.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson (Boris Johnson), said in a speech on a ceremony held in London’s Science Museum, “we have to deal with two problem of carbon emissions.” He said, “As a country, society, a planet, a species , We must act now. ”
It is understood that more and more countries and cities in the world plan to crack down on diesel vehicles. The mayors of Paris, Madrid, Mexico City and Athens said that they plan to ban diesel vehicles from entering the city center by 2025, and France plans to ban sales by 2024. Cars powered by fossil fuels.
Despite the sharp rise in demand for electric vehicles in the UK, as Europe ’s second largest new car market, diesel and gasoline models still account for 90% of sales. Potential buyers of environmentally friendly vehicles worry about the availability of charging stations, limited model selection and Its cost.
According to reports, Mi ke Hawes, the head of the Association of Automobile Manufacturers and Traders , said that achieving the new goals requires more than the industry to pay. He urged the government to provide consumers with clear purchasing incentives while ensuring that people from all income groups and regions Can afford a car.
Ian Plummer, commercial director of online auto dealer Autotrader, called for more subsidies for clean cars.
The UK’s goal is to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050. According to information published on the British government website, new statistics show that due to the rapid reduction in coal power, the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions have decreased by 2.1% from 2017 to 2018. In 2019, more than half of the UK’s electricity comes from low-carbon energy, which means that the UK has reduced carbon emissions by 43% since 1990, while GDP has increased by 73%.
Andrea Leadsom, British Minister of Commerce, Energy and Industry Strategy, said: “The UK has a proud record in addressing climate change and has tapped into the enormous economic potential of clean technology.”