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The sale of new petrol and diesel cars will be banned from 2030

The sale of new petrol and diesel cars will be banned from 2030

The UK government has announced that the ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars to be brought forward a decade to 2030. There had been speculation around the topic circulating for the past week and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has now confirmed the plan.

The government also stated that new hybrid cars that ‘can drive a significant distance with no carbon coming out of the tailpipe’ will be allowed to be sold until 2035. Currently less than 1% of the UK’s cars are powered solely by electricity; something Johnson is eager to change. Earlier in the year, the Prime Minister announced a 10-point plan to tackle climate change and set the country a target of emitting virtually zero carbon by 2050. The new legislations are only in place for brand new cars, meaning used vehicles of all fuel types can continue to be sold after 2030.

With the expansion of the ULEZ in 2021, now is the perfect time to upgrade to an alternatively fuelled vehicle. At Cargiant, we currently have a great range of fully electric and hybrid vehicles from the likes of BMW, Tesla, Nissan, Mercedes and more… We’ve also put together a handy blog post explaining what to consider when buying an electric car and a run down of our 5 favourite hybrid cars.

Take advantage of our new Express Click & Collect or Home Delivery service to purchase your perfect new car right now.

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