Authorization

The UK is speeding up its plans to ban the sale of combustion-engine vehicles

The UK is speeding up its plans to ban the sale of combustion-engine vehicles

Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the ban as part of a "green industrial revolution" plan to combat climate change and create jobs.
AARON CHOWN/POOL/AFP via Getty Images




The UK will ban the sale of new combustion-engine vehicles in 2030, a decade sooner than it originally planned.




The move comes as part of a "green industrial revolution" plan that Prime Minister Boris Johnson laid out Wednesday. It's part of a wider goal for the country to become carbon-neutral by 2050.




The UK also plans to promote electric-vehicle adoption through a roughly $1.7 billion investment in charging stations.




Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.


The United Kingdom will ban the sale of new gas- and diesel-powered vehicles starting in 2030, 10 years earlier than it had initially planned, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced in a press release Wednesday. It's the second time Johnson has accelerated the timeline to phase out combustion-engine vehicle sales a?? in February, he moved up the deadline from 2040 to 2035. The new deadline comes as part of a new 10-point plan for a "green industrial revolution" that the UK hopes will help it meet its goal of becoming carbon-neutral by 2050."Although this year has taken a very different path to the one we expected, I haven't lost sight of our ambitious plans to level up across the country," Johnson said in a statement. Under the new plan, aimed at cutting down the country's carbon footprint and ramping up its transition to electric vehicles, the UK will allow the sale of hybrids that can "drive a significant distance with no carbon coming out of the tailpipe" until 2035.
See also:
Leave a comment
News
  • Latest
  • Read
  • Commented
Calendar Content
«    Январь 2021    »
ПнВтСрЧтПтСбВс
 123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031