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UK risks falling behind global switch to electric vehicles with ‘unambitious’ target of 2040, says committee

MPs have urged ministers to bring forward their ban on new petrol and diesel car sales by eight years to 2032, to avoid the UK being left “in the passenger seat” in the global switch to electric vehicles.

Government plans for a 2040 ban on fossil fuel-powered cars and vans across Britain were unambitious and did not even show leadership within the UK, given Scotland has set itself an earlier target, the business, energy and industrial strategy committee said. Continue reading...

Tags: Automotive industry, Travel and transport, Electric, hybrid and low-emission cars, Greenhouse gas emissions, Motoring, Energy industry, Business, Environment, UK news


MPs call for ban on petrol and diesel car sales by 2032 was originally published by Cars | The Guardian. Read the full story by clicking here.

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