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Petrol and diesel cars set to be banned from sale by 2030 under Government plans to cut carbon emissions

PETROL and diesel cars are set to be banned from sale by 2030 under new Government plans to cut carbon emissions.

PM Boris Johnson is expected to confirm the new target as soon as next week in a bid to achieve net-zero carbon emissions in the UK before 2050.

The sale of petrol and diesel cars and vans are set to be banned from 2030

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The sale of petrol and diesel cars and vans are set to be banned from 2030Credit: Getty Images – Getty

The ban, which was originally set for 2040, has been brought forward by an entire decade in order for the UK to reach the 2050 target, reports The Times.

Back in February, the Government brought forward the ban to 2035 as part of a launch event for a United Nations climate summit in November.

During the event, Johnson said that 2020 would be a “defining year of climate action” for the planet.

Transport secretary Grant Shapps warned in late

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The 15 Cars With the Worst Fuel Economy on Sale Now

Whether you’re a born-again coal-roller or an acolyte of the Holy Order of Mother Earth, you can appreciate a car with good fuel economy—even if for different reasons. For some of us, the reason to care is all around us; the world is warming, and we’re speeding it up, so we should do what we can to minimize or reverse that. For others, the appeal of good fuel economy is more about how much money they pump out of their wallets and into a tank every week. Either way, cars that get terrible fuel economy are, generally, to be avoided. So, which cars get the worst fuel economy these days?

Unsurprisingly, the vast majority of the top 50 cars with the worst fuel economy are exotic sports cars and supercars, with brands like Bugatti, Lamborghini, and Ferrari the most numerous. Bentley and Rolls-Royce also make frequent appearances at the bottom

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California Bans the Sale of New Gas and Diesel Cars by 2035

As the global climate crisis literally heats up before humanity’s eyes, countries across the globe are taking drastic action to slash carbon outputs–many of them by moving to ban the sale of new internal combustion-engined vehicles (ICEVs). Some locales, such as Great Britain, have proposed merely culling diesel engines 15 years from now, while others such as Amsterdam have floated complete prohibitions on internal combustion engines (ICE) as soon as a decade out. And joining their ranks somewhere in the middle will be the state of California, whose Governor Gavin Newsom just signed a ban on the sale of new ICE vehicles by 2035.



a group of people walking on a bridge: As the global climate crisis literally heats up before humanity's eyes, countries across the globe are taking drastic action to slash carbon outputs—many of them by moving to ban the sale of new internal combustion-engined vehicles (ICEVs). Some locales, such as Great Britain, have proposed merely culling diesel engines 15 years from now, while others […]


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As the global climate crisis literally heats up before humanity’s eyes, countries across the globe are taking drastic action to slash carbon outputs—many of them by moving to ban the sale of new internal combustion-engined vehicles (ICEVs). Some locales, such as

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California To Ban Sale Of New Gas-Powered Cars By 2035

SACRAMENTO — Gov. Gavin Newsom signed an executive order Wednesday to ban the sale and manufacturing of new gas-only cars in 2035. The mandate, aimed at combatting climate change, will require all new vehicles sold in the Golden State to have zero emissions.

California’s transportation sector has contributed to at least 50 percent carbon emissions released into the atmosphere, contributing to rising climate problems and hampering air quality, the governor said Wednesday. By eliminating gas-powered vehicles, total greenhouse gas emissions would be limited by more than a third, significantly reducing tailpipe pollution.

The California governor’s decision to sign an order over the legislative process is one of the most aggressive actions taken to tackle climate change within the United States.

“I don’t know of any other state in this country that’s been more forceful and forthright in establishing an anchor and a consciousness around climate change,” Newsom said.

The ban

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California unilaterally bans sale of new gasoline cars after 2035



By Dana Hull, Gabrielle Coppola and David R. Baker on 9/24/2020

(Bloomberg) –California just started the clock on a future that a few years ago would’ve been unthinkable: dealerships full of nothing but zero-emissions cars.

On September 23rd, Governor Gavin Newsom ordered regulators to phase out the internal combustion engine and ban the sale of all new gasoline-fueled cars after 2035. With that, California became the first state in America to impose such a prohibition and delivered the biggest jolt yet to automakers already under pressure to give up fossil fuels and deliver a new generation of electric vehicles.

California Fuel Dream

While for now the industry depends on gasoline-powered SUVs and pickups for most of its profit, traditional automakers are investing billions of dollars in electrification and announcing new EV models — with startups such as Rivian Automotive and Lucid Motors Inc. right on

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California will ban sale of new ICE cars in 2035. Why not sooner?

California Governor Gavin Newsom has just announced a ban on the sale of new gasoline-powered vehicles starting in 2035. The state will require all new cars and trucks sold after that date to be zero emission vehicles. Californians will still be able to operate gas-powered vehicles after that date, and will still be able to buy and sell used gas cars.

This move is the most aggressive yet-announced in the US, and will have major effects for the auto industry as a whole, given California’s leadership on clean air issues. But the thing is: it should be even more aggressive.

California’s per capita emissions are among the lowest of any state. Californians emit, on average around 9 tons of CO2 per year, while the US emits around 16 tons of CO2 annually per person.

But an outsized percentage of California’s emissions come from transportation — while 28% of the US’

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California to ban the sale of gasoline-powered cars by 2035

Sept. 23 (UPI) — California’s Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom signed an executive order Wednesday to end the sale of new internal-combustion passenger vehicles by 2035.

Standing before a row of luxury electric vehicles, Newsom announced the executive order, describing it as a bold measure to combat climate change, the most impactful of the many crises the state is facing, as California endeavors to make its economy carbon-free by 2045.

“We can’t continue down this path if we’re going to achieve our audacious goals and as a consequence today, we are making a new course, we are setting a new marker,” Newsom said during the press conference, adding that “in the next 15 years we will eliminate in the state of California the sales of internal combustion engines. We will move forward to green and decarbonize our vehicle fleet.”

The governor’s office said in a statement that the transportation sector is

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Free parking for electric cars and VAT cut considered to drive up sale of green vehicles

Free parking and a VAT cut on electric cars are being considered by ministers in efforts to outlaw the sale of new combustion engine vehicles within ten years.

According to a report commissioned by the Department for Transport, a series of “upfront incentives” were required to boost the number of electric vehicles being sold.

Additional financial support to buy a battery-powered car was “one of the most effective and popular levers” which could be introduced by the Government, the report found.

Cutting the VAT rate for electric cars and penalising those who buy petrol or diesel models could also be a popular move to drive change.

Other incentives, including the free use of public car parking spaces, were said to potentially offer a “positive impact” in the short to medium term – and some councils already offer either free or cheaper parking for

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Banning Gas Cars by 2030 Would Meet U.K. Climate Goal

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Photographer: Anthony Devlin/Bloomberg

The U.K. government must bring forward by a decade its ban on the sale of the most polluting cars if it wants to even come close to its climate change goals, new analysis showed.

The British government is considering toughening its ban on internal combustion engine cars in order to drive sales of electric vehicles. The move would not only cut pollution but also create a market that’ll attract manufacturers and new jobs to the U.K.

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It’s consulting on bringing forward the current 2040 prohibition on the sale of gas and diesel cars to 2035, or earlier if feasible. The study published Friday by Greenpeace and Green Alliance said that a 2030 ban would cut 90 million tons of carbon dioxide equivalent in the years 2028-2032 – that’s about a quarter of all U.K. emissions

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