ICE sale ban could be as soon as 2030
The UK government is considering bringing forward its proposed ban on the sale of new fossil fuel vehicles from 2035 to 2030.
The move is backed by a growing group of major organisations (including BT, Tesco, Dixons Carphone, E.ON, Heathrow, Lime and SSE) and trade bodies including ECA.
Matthew Pennycook MP, Labour’s shadow minister for climate change, said 2030 was an “ambitious but achievable date” that would “give a new lease of life to the UK car industry, whilst combating climate breakdown and cleaning up the air that dangerously pollutes so many of our towns and cities”.
Helen Clarkson, chief executive of The Climate Group, said in BusinessGreen, “More government action is needed to support manufacturing of EVs and to unlock infrastructure investment. But both come with a big dividend for UK jobs. We're in the middle of global recession - the climate can't wait and our economy can't wait."