Diesel & Petrol Ban in 2030…. It’s Coming

Diesel & Petrol Ban in 2030…. It’s Coming

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Under our Prime Ministers new Green plan, it has been announced that the sale of new combustion engine vehicles, that are powered wholly by Petrol or Diesel will be banned from 2030.

In what Mr Johnstone is calling the ‘Green Industrial Revolution’ he aims to tackle climate change and create jobs in industries such as nuclear energy, however, critics are already stating that the £4bn package to implements Boris’s 10-point plan is far too small for the scale of the challenge!

So, what is the 10 point plan?

  1. Offshore wind:Produce enough offshore wind to power every home in the UK, quadrupling how much it produces to 40 gigawatts by 2030, and supporting up to 60,000 jobs.
  2. Hydrogen: Have five gigawatts of “low carbon” hydrogen production capacity by 2030 – for industry, transport, power and homes – and develop the first town heated by the gas by the end of the decade.
  3. Nuclear: Pushing nuclear power as a clean energy source and including provision for a large nuclear plant, as well as for advanced small nuclear reactors, which could support 10,000 jobs.
  4. Electric vehicles:Phasing out sales of new petrol and diesel cars and vans by 2030 to accelerate the transition to electric vehicles and investing in grants to help buy cars and charge point infrastructure.
  5. Public transport, cycling and walking:Making cycling and walking more attractive ways to travel and investing in zero-emission public transport for the future.
  6. Jet zero and greener maritime:Supporting research projects for zero-emission planes and ships.
  7. Homes and public buildings: Making homes, schools and hospitals greener, warmer and more energy efficient, including a target to install 600,000 heat pumps every year by 2028.
  8. Carbon capture:Developing world-leading technology to capture and store harmful emissions away from the atmosphere, with a target to remove 10 million tonnes of carbon dioxide by 2030 – equivalent to all emissions of the industrial Humber.
  9. Nature:Protecting and restoring the natural environment, with plans to include planting 30,000 hectares of trees a year.
  10. Innovation and finance:Developing cutting-edge technologies and making the City of London the global centre of green finance.

Does this mean you will only be able to purchase an electric vehicle from 2030 onwards?

Many manufactures are phasing out pure Petrol and Diesel vehicles and instead, are replacing them with Hybrid vehicles that enable the vehicle to run on part fuel, part electric. Mr Johnstone has already confirmed ‘some’ Hybrids would still be allowed and I am sure, will depend on the range in which the vehicle can be used, solely in electric mode? We will just have to wait and see what the criteria will be for a Hybrid vehicle though.

Either way, the government have put their plans in place to ensure that by 2030, the only new car/van sales, are on vehicles which are either ultra-low or zero emission. I do not think this will come as a surprise to anyone though, as lowering greenhouse gases has been a worldwide debate for many years? Manufactures are producing more and more Hybrid/Electric vehicles and by 2030, I would be surprised if every manufacture did not have at least 1 pure electric vehicle in their line-up.

Over the next couple of years, you will see more and more hit the market and as technology betters, the cost of electric vehicles will come down.

That said, there are currently a number of amazing Hybrid and Electric vehicles in the market. We have now made it easier for you to locate these within our website, by adding a dedicated ‘Green Cars’ tab at the top of our page.

Here you can navigate through the abundance of PHEV and Electric offers currently available.

Alternative, you can CLICK HERE for direct access to the page.

Should you wish to wait until closer to 2030, to lower your own carbon footprint, we still have some fantastic offers on stock vehicles some of which are registered and some that aren’t but will beat the possible import tax tariff increase which could occur should the UK leave the EU with no deal. Look out for the ‘In Stock’ tab on the advertisement and if it doesn’t say it’s in stock, speak to your sales executive who can check across our network of suppliers to see if one can be located.

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