UK is 'Looking to the future,’ Setting a Ban on Gas and Diesel Car Sales For 2030
Boris Johnson announce, starting in 2030, the sale of gasoline and diesel cars will be banned as part of the UK green industrial revolution.
Science & Tech
The long-hypothesized ban in the UK on the sale of cars that burn fossil fuels has been officially scheduled for 2030, making it the earliest of the powerful Western economies to do so.
The ban comes into effect five years ahead of previously discussed deadlines; it would affect both gasoline and diesel-powered vehicles, and five years after that, even hybrids.
The announcement came on Wednesday from Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who said the ban would be part of a broader “green industrial revolution,” in which £12 billion ($16 billion) would be spent on other projects as well, such as a proposed quadrupling of offshore wind energy, investing in hydro and nuclear powers, making homes and offices more efficient, and more.