UK’s proposed ban of petrol and diesel cars by 2030 in doubt – report

The UK’s target of banning new petrol and diesel cars from showrooms by 2030 is one of the most aggressive emissions reduction policies in the world. Now there are reports the ambitious timeline might not be met.

The United Kingdom’s proposed ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel-powered cars by 2030 is now in doubt, after the country’s prime minister reportedly failed to give a concrete answer on whether the radical target could be met.

UK publication Autocar reports there have been rumours the ban – which would result in only hybrid and electric cars being sold in the country by 2030, before a switch to electric-only by 2035 – cannot be legislated to its current proposed timeline.

When asked whether the UK would stick with its commitment to ban new petrol and diesel-only powered cars from showrooms by 2030,

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