Will sales of hybrid cars be banned in the UK by 2040?
08-05-18, 09:17 - Views: 2480
There are reports that sales of hybrid cars could be banned in the UK by 2040.
Reports over the weekend suggest that the Government wants to ban cars unable to do at least 50 miles on electric power.
Hybrid car sales currently outnumber those of fully electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles, but they emit more pollution because they still burn oil.
Publications including the Financial Times say the scheme - to be called ‘Road to Zero’ is being drawn up to combat emissions.
The Department for Transport has denied the claims, the BBC reports.
According to The Guardian, the proposal to ban sales of hybrid cars - which would affect popular models such as the Toyota Prius - has divided Government ministers.
And The Independent claims that pro-environment groups say the proposed ban does not go far enough.
It said the World Wide Fund for Nature wanted a pledge for all cars to be powered by electricity by 2030 - a decade sooner than the current target.
Have your say - do you think all cars should be 100% electric?
Last edited by Marc; 21-02-19 at 09:23. Reason: Correcting title and post - it's sales of hybrids that could be banned
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