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Seven Days: 7 February 2020

Seven Days: 7 February 2020

Petrol and diesel vehicle ban

No sales after 2035

The UK is bringing forward the end of the sale of new petrol and diesel vehicles to 2035, instead of 2040. This was announced as part of the launch of the UK-hosted United Nations (UN) climate summit. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said “this government’s £1.5bn strategy to make owning an electric vehicle as easy as possible is working” and “we want to go further than ever before”. Meanwhile, a group of aviation companies called ‘Sustainable Aviation’ has committed to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

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