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News & Press: July 2020

Make sure your voice is heard!HMG Consultation- ending the sale of new petrol, diesel & hybrid cars

28 July 2020  
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In February 2020, the Prime Minister announced that UK government is consulting on bringing forward the end to the sale of new petrol and diesel cars and vans from 2040 to 2035, or earlier if a faster transition appears feasible, as well as including hybrids for the first time. 

The proposals relate only to new cars and vans and this consultation reflects the Independent Committee on Climate Change’s advice on what is needed in order for the UK to end its contribution to climate change by 2050. Owners of existing petrol, diesel and hybrid cars and vans will still be able to use these vehicles and buy and sell them on the used market.

The Department for Transport and the Office for Low Emission Vehicles welcome the submission of the public’s views, before Friday, July 31st, as part of this consultation and are particularly interested in views on:

  • the phase out date
  • the definition of what should be phased out
  • barriers to achieving the above proposals
  • the impact of these ambitions on different sectors of industry and society
  • what measures are required by government and others to achieve the earlier phase out date


Full details can be found here - https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/consulting-on-ending-the-sale-of-new-petrol-diesel-and-hybrid-cars-and-vans/consulting-on-ending-the-sale-of-new-petrol-diesel-and-hybrid-cars-and-vans