• The plans were announced on Tuesday (4th February 2020) and are subject to consultation.
  • Ending sale of petrol, diesel or hybrid cars or vans leaves consumers to choose between electric and hydrogen vehicles.

The U.K. government wants to end the sale of new diesel and petrol (gasoline) cars by the year 2035.

Grant Shapps, the U.K.’s transport secretary, said that the government’s £1.5 billion ($1.95 billion) strategy to “make owning an electric vehicle as easy as possible” was working, claiming that in 2019 a “fully electric car was sold every 15 minutes.”

By Anmar Frangoul (PUBLISHED TUE, FEB 4 20205:42 AM EST)
For CNBC (http://www.cnbc.com/)
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