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UK to ban sale of fresh petrol, diesel cars and vans from 2040
British government to go after France in banning sale of polluting vehicles.
7/26/17, 8:17 AM CET
Updated 8/Three/17, 6:08 PM CET
The British government will announce Wednesday it intends to ban all fresh petrol and diesel cars and vans from two thousand forty to improve air quality, Environment Secretary Michael Gove said.
Gove will announce the stir as part of the U.K.’s clean air plan, in response to fears rising levels of the pollutant nitrogen oxide are a major risk to public health.
“It’s significant that we gear up for a significant switch that deals not just with the problems to health caused by emissions but the broader problems caused by climate switch,” Gove told the BBC’s Today program. “We can’t carry on with diesel and petrol cars.”
Gove said it was possible that certain diesel vehicles could be banned from British roads or that users could be charged, but said he was in favor of “surgical interventions” at a local level rather than levies or scrappage schemes.
The plan will pledge some £200 million in funding for local authorities to cut air pollution in their areas, which could, for example, support the renewal of bus fleets to make them cleaner, Gove said.
Britain’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs published a draft plan seeking to cut down levels of nitrogen dioxide in May. Last year, the British High Court ruled a previous version of the plan was insufficient and ordered the government to come up with stronger measures in response to a lawsuit brought by NGO ClientEarth.
A plan to ban the sale of fresh petrol and diesel vehicles in the U.K. was primarily floated by Britain’s Liberal Democrats in 2014, and was widely panned by the media.
The news comes on the back of a similar budge in France to end the sale of petrol and diesel cars by two thousand forty as part of a larger effort to reach carbon neutrality by 2050.