New petrol and diesel cars could be banned from 2030

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New petrol and diesel cars could be banned from as early as 2030 under Government plans to speed up the green transition, it was reported last night.

Many Tory MPs are putting pressure on ministers to phase out polluting vehicles and accelerate the switch to electric cars.

The current deadline for the end of sales of combustion engine cars is 2040 but a consultation began earlier this year on bringing that forward to 2035 or even sooner.

The Government is due to publish its response to the consultation next month and is seriously considering endorsing the 2035 deadline, The Times reported.



New petrol and diesel cars could be banned from as early as 2030 under Government plans to speed up the green transition, it was reported last night


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New petrol and diesel cars could be banned from as early as 2030 under Government plans to speed up the green transition, it was reported last night

Meanwhile, the Committee on Climate Change, the government’s independent advisory body, has already urged ministers to adopt

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McLaren Hybrid Confirmed For 2021, New Electrified Platform Revealed

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McLaren unveils all-new, innovative lightweight vehicle architecture

Mike Flewitt, CEO of luxury supercar maker McLaren Automotive, today confirmed the introduction of the brand’s all-new, flexible, lightweight vehicle architecture which will underpin its next generation of electrified supercars.

The new architecture, designed specifically to accommodate new hybrid powertrains, has been entirely engineered, developed and produced in-house in the UK at McLaren’s £50m state-of-the-art McLaren Composites Technology Centre (MCTC) in the Sheffield region.

The new flexible vehicle architecture utilises innovative, world-first processes and techniques to strip out excess mass, reduce overall vehicle weight, while also further improving safety attributes.

It will underpin the next generation of McLaren hybrid models as the supercar company enters its second decade of series vehicle production.

The first new McLaren hybrid supercar to be based on the all-new architecture will launch in 2021.

“The new ground-breaking vehicle architecture is every bit as revolutionary as the MonoCell chassis

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