UK to ban petrol car sales from 2035

Muscat Daily - - BUSINESS -

Bri­tain will bring for­ward a ban on sales of new petrol and diesel ve­hi­cles to 2035, in­clud­ing hy­brids, Prime Min­is­ter Boris John­son was to an­nounce on Tues­day.

John­son was to make the an­nounce­ment at an event launch­ing the 2019 United Na­tions Cli­mate Change con­fer­ence, COP26, which will be held in Glas­gow in Novem­ber.

The changes bring for­ward the ban by five years - and now in­clude hy­brid ve­hi­cles.

Bri­tain has pledged to re­duce green­house gas emis­sions to net zero by 2050, with a mix­ture of cuts and off-set­ting pol­lu­tion mea­sures such as plant­ing trees.

“Host­ing COP26 is an im­por­tant op­por­tu­nity for the UK and na­tions across the globe to step up in the fight against cli­mate change,” John­son said. “As we set out our plans to hit our am­bi­tious 2050 net zero tar­get across this year, so we shall urge oth­ers to join us in pledg­ing net zero emis­sions.”

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