Cars Shock as hybrids included in new 2035 petrol and diesel car ban for first time

09:00  04 february  2020
09:00  04 february  2020 Source:   motoringresearch.com

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Will banning new hybrids as well as petrol and diesel cars from 2035 help or hinder Britain's drive PM announced ban on new petrol and diesel cars to be brought forward 5 years The big change is that it also includes hybrid and plug-in hybrid vehicles However, the inclusion of hybrid and plug-in hybrid vehicles - marketed until now as green

a close up of a car: Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV © Provided by Motoring Research Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

The UK will bring forward a ban on petrol and diesel cars from 2040 to 2035 – and the ban will include hybrids and plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) for the first time.

The news is expected to unsettle the automotive industry, which has been investing heavily in plug-in hybrid models as a stepping stone to fully-electric cars.

This is despite the UK government’s much-criticised 2018 withdrawal of the £2,500 Plug-in Car Grant to buy new PHEVs.

Motoring Research reported last month how Department for Transport minister of state George Freeman spoke of government plans to bring forward the 2040 ban.

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PETROL and diesel road cars are set for an uncertain future with a new car sales ban set to be introduced by 2035 . The changes have come as a shock to motorists with many lefty unsure over what this will mean for their car habits going forwards.

As part of the UK’s moves to meet its legal goal to reach net zero by 2050, the Government will consult on bringing forward a planned ban on the The ban , which Government advisers the Committee on Climate Change have called for by as early as 2030, will also include hybrid vehicles for the first time .

“Many people haven’t made the shift from electric motoring being a nice idea, a vision, to being an actual practical reality that we are going to do.

“All of us are going to have to get with the progamme.”

a red car: Plug-in Hybrid PHEV logo © Provided by Motoring Research Plug-in Hybrid PHEV logo

Plug-in hybrids combine an electric drivetrain with a regular petrol or diesel engine, for a limited range of zero-emissions driving.

When the batteries run flat, the traditional petrol or diesel engine takes over.

Some PHEV owners are criticised for never plugging in their cars – with research finding traditional hybrids (which some call ‘self-charging hybrids‘) outperforming PHEVs in real-world driving.

Prime Minster Boris Johnson will announce the revised petrol and diesel car ban at the launch of the UN climate conference COP26.

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When will petrol and diesel cars be banned ? The ban is being introduced in 2035 - five years The ban is also being expanded to hybrid cars and plug-in hybrids , which had not been included under So the ban on conventional car sales will certainly help move the UK towards the net-zero target the

Plans to ban cars fuelled by petrol and diesel by 2035 were announced in February, but a These include special green parking spaces, charging points at supermarkets and tourist hotspots, and So removing petrol and diesel vehicles from the roads should help bring air quality within the guidelines

He will be joined by Sir David Attenborough at the central London event.

In a statement, the government suggested the 2035 ban could even be accelerated further, “if a faster transition is feasible”.

Transport secretary Grant Shapps said: “This government’s £1.5bn strategy to make owning an electric vehicle as easy as possible is working – last year alone, a fully electric car was sold every 15 minutes.

We want to go further than ever before. That’s why we are bringing forward our already ambitious target to end the sale of new petrol and diesel cars to tackle climate change and reduce emissions.”

PM Boris Johnson said: There can be no greater responsibility than protecting our planet, and no mission that a Global Britain is prouder to serve.

“2020 must be the year we turn the tide on global warming – it will be the year when we choose a cleaner, greener future for all.”

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