It was announced that the sale of gasoline and diesel cars in the UK will be banned from 2030.
The UK government has announced that it will ban the sale of gasoline and diesel cars within 10 years, accelerating its plans to increase the use of low-carbon energy. According to the report of the Financial Times newspaper, new production diesel and gasoline-powered cars will be banned in the UK from 2030, while British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will speak about his vision of transition to a low-carbon economy within the next week.
It is stated that Johnson will take measures to support the electric car market as part of its wide-ranging energy review in the UK, while the government’s broader green initiatives fund is expected to be around £ 500 million. The fund, which is expected to be available by the UK government from next year, will help it to establish much more fast charging points at facilities such as highway service stations and to finance new grid connections.
Prime Minister Johnson announced last February that the planned ban on the sale of new gasoline and diesel cars will be brought from 2040 to 2035, and stated that it will be pulled to 2030 in order to increase the electric car market in the UK faster.
Electric car sales in the UK rose sharply, while electric cars accounted for only 7 percent of all new cars purchased in the UK last month, according to the Motor Manufacturers and Traders Association.
Hybrid technology recommendation from the automobile industry
In the UK, the automobile industry is demanding the widespread use of hybrid cars in which the electric system and conventional engines are used together, and the use of hybrid vehicles as a transition process to electric cars. Stating that one in four cars sold in the UK contains some form of hybrid technology, the industry found that hybrid cars should be phased out at a later date than conventional gasoline and diesel models. The industry claimed that this method was a way to introduce most consumers to electric vehicle technology.
Toyota, which has two plants in the UK, warned that a ban on hybrid models would endanger future investments in the UK.