This target was reduced to 2035 by the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Boris Johnson last February. But reports from People say that the sale of new petrol and diesel cars in the UK will be banned from 2030 and that an official announcement will be made soon.
An official announcement has now been made to confirm that information. This makes the UK the first major economy in the world to officially set a date to ban the sale of petrol and diesel vehicles. Praise is heaped on this action by the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
The decision to ban the sale of conventional petrol and diesel-powered cars and vans from 2030 is now officially part of the Prime Minister’s ambitious ‘Green Industrial Revolution’ plan to tackle climate change.
Sales of a few hybrid vehicles will be allowed, however. A permanent ban on the use of new petrol and diesel cars would be one of the biggest changes in the UK automobile industry. Various countries and cities around the world are currently considering taking similar drastic action.
Air is heavily polluted by petrol and diesel vehicles. Due to this, various countries and cities are considering taking such action in the UK style in order to protect the environment. So various announcements like this are expected in the coming times.
India is one of the worst affected countries in the world by air pollution. Therefore, India is taking steps to reduce the use of petrol and diesel vehicles and increase the use of electric vehicles instead.
As part of this, the federal and state governments are currently offering subsidies for electric vehicles and exemptions from road tax and registration fees. Steps are also being taken to increase the number of charging stations in India.