UK to ban the sale of petrol and diesel cars and vans by 2040
The Government has announced plans for all new cars and vans to have zero-emissions capability by 2040 in an attempt to reduce air pollution. However, hybrid vehicles, which combine a petrol or diesel engine with an electric motor, will still be permitted.
The move is part of the Government’s new air quality plan, ordered by the High Court following environmental campaigners’ argument that previous plans were insufficient to meet EU pollution limits.
The Government will also provide a £255 million package to help local authorities tackle emissions from diesel vehicles, with suggested measures including levies on busy roads for the owners of the most polluting vehicles, and amending road infrastructure. Councils will need to submit their schemes for tackling this issue by the end of March 2018.
At Hexagon Leasing, we are committed to reducing emissions through our constant fleet renewal