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U-turn on hybrid exemption from fossil fuel phase-out date

Electric Vehicles

Andrew Forster
07 February 2020
 

The Government’s proposal to phase-out the sale of new new petrol and diesel cars and vans could be extended to cover hybrid vehicles, ministers announced this week. 

A consultation will propose bringing forward the phase out date for new petrol and diesel cars and vans from 2040 to 2035 and even earlier “if a faster transition is feasible”. For the first time the Government proposed this week that the phase-out would apply to hybrid vehicles too.  

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