Government to announce end of the diesel and petrol car

27 July 2017

Earlier in the month we reported that the future of company cars is electric and hybrid if the UK follows France and according to a report in The Times, it has.

Apparently the government is to announce that sales of new diesel and petrol cars and vans will be banned from 2040 and that new hybrid vehicles that have an electric motor and a petrol or diesel engine will also end.

A similar pledge made by President Macron of France earlier this month in that the sale of vehicles that use an internal combustion engine will be outlawed in France from 2040 as part of a shift towards electric cars. At that time Volvo said that it planned to build only electric and hybrid vehicles from 2019 and the most recent report is saying that BMW has now announced that its new electric Mini would be assembled in Britain, going into production in 2019.