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