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Gove pledges ban on new petrol and diesels from 2040

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04 August 2017
Gove: petrol and diesel ban vital for combating pollution and meeting climate change target
Gove: petrol and diesel ban vital for combating pollution and meeting climate change target

 

Environment secretary Michael Gove has promised a ban on the sale of new conventional petrol and diesel cars and vans from 2040.

Gove said a ban was essential to address pollution concerns and ensure the UK meets its Climate Change Act target to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 80% against 1990 levels by 2050. 

The ban would cover sales of new pure petrol/diesel models. Hybrid vehicles would be unaffected. 

The French Government announced a similar ban and date last month. 

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