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 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