UK to release more details on 2040 diesel/petrol cat ban
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2018-05-16 09:08:02 UTC

UK to detail 2040 new petrol and diesel car ban in weeks ahead

Reuters Staff
15 May 2018 5:42 PM

London. Britain will release more details in the weeks ahead on its
planned ban of the sale of new petrol and diesel cars from 2040,
business secretary Greg Clark said on Tue.

[image] A Volkswagon diesel tank cap is seen in London, Britain
Sept 23, 2015. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett/File Photo

There is particular uncertainty as to whether hybrid cars, vehicles
that have both an electric and combustion engine, will be included or

"We're going to publish a strategy paper on this in the weeks ahead,"
said Clark.

"It is very much designed to be a transition that is industry-led."

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UK to detail 2040 new petrol and diesel car ban in weeks ahead

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2018-05-16 13:53:59 UTC
Post by M***@kymhorsell.com
UK to detail 2040 new petrol and diesel car ban in weeks ahead
This will reduce dependence on dwindling oil
supplies, but like everything else it won't
reduce CO2 one iota.

Whatever fossil fuels they don't burn will be
burned by some other country.

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2018-05-16 20:07:28 UTC
Post by M***@kymhorsell.com
UK to detail 2040 new petrol and diesel car ban in weeks ahead
And the customers will vote with their wallets.
Just imagine the Chunnel trains loaded with real cars and trucks for sale...

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