According tomedia reports, Britain is ready to abandon the internal combustion engine within 12 years? It seems possible to take a view to the latest comments by granted by the country’s transport minister, Grant Shapps. Speaking on BBC Radio 5, Shapps on Wednesday, the UK plans to move its new petrol and diesel car bans from 2035 to 2032.
Previously, the UK had set 2040 as the date for the ban, while more recently, 2035 had been widely publicized as the target.
As the plan is subject to further consultations, there is no final deadline for 2035. Fifteen years is a short time for The UK’s car sales industry. Given that electric and fuel-cell vehicles are hardly the norm in the world, achieving this goal three years ahead of schedule is ambitious – and perhaps with the exception of Norway.
Adding to The UK’s ambitions, hybrids will also be included in the ban. This means that as long as it has a little to do with fossil fuels, it is on the no-sale list.
It’s worth noting that the used car market is not mentioned in the current plan, which will allow buyers to still buy an internal combustion locomotive, but it’s not brand new.