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UK to ban the sale of Petrol and Diesel cars by 2030!

Boris Johnson, the Prime Minister of the UK, is understood to be planning to ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars within a decade, with reports that the ban will be brought forward by five years, and take place in 2030! In this blog, we take a look at the impact this will have on other countries, and the industries that will be affected by the changes.

What has fuelled these changes?
UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson is expected to announce the measure amid a raft of new environmental policies next week, according to a report in the Financial Times, which attributes the news to industry and Whitehall sources. The government hopes the policy will energise the market for electric cars in the UK, and help the country achieve its climate targets, including reducing emissions of greenhouse gases to net zero by 2050.

What is in store for the electric vehicle market?
Despite rising popularity, with demand more than doubling over the past year, electric cars still only make up around 7% of new vehicles bought in the UK last month, figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders show.

Moving the initial cut off date!
The government is expected to provide around £500m funding for charging infrastructure from next year, according to the newspaper’s report. Mr Johnson has been reportedly putting together a 10-point plan to jump-start the low-carbon economy and set the country on track to meet the target of net zero emissions by 2050, amid international pressure to produce a detailed plan as host of the next UN summit on the climate crisis, Cop26, which was postponed to next November.

Following on from previous criticism!
This new information follows criticism that the UK is not adequately funding its efforts to fight the climate crisis, despite the prime minister’s promises to put the environment at centre of post-Covid strategy. Research by the IPPR thinktank found the government is investing only 12% of the funds needed to tackle the climate emergency and the growing threat to nature.

What does this mean for the UK?
Following Joe Biden’s electoral victory in the US, the Labour party has been pressing the government to intensify Britain’s efforts to tackle the climate emergency by bringing forward a multi billion pound “green recovery” plan.

In conclusion, it is extremely evident that more needs to be done across the globe in the fight to tackle climate change. Although this may seem like a small step, it is definitely one in the right direction.Here at TyTek Industries, we recognise the importance of renewable energy. We provide innovative, sustainable solutions for customers who approach us because they recognise the importance of environmentally friendly products. To find out how TyTek Industries can work together with your business, contact our experts today!