Finally, the sale of new petrol and diesel cars was to be halted until 2032.

The departure of Great Britain from the European Union has now become a reality, and that means that the country will now make its own legislation entirely on its own – clearly also in the area of transport legislation. And while European legislation is already rapidly intensifying the area of CO2 emissions, British will, or so it seems seem to be much more active in this area in the coming years. A new deadline has been announced for a complete ban on the sale of new combustion engined vehicles.

While the European Union envisages that by 2030, member states will have to reduce CO2 emissions by 40% compared to 1990, Great Britain has recently decided to introduce a total ban on the sale of ICE-driven cars by 2035. This deadline has now been set by three more years, to 2032. This was also publicly confirmed by the British minister for transport, Grant Shapps, on Wednesday, who said that it was one of the measures by which Prime Minister Boris Johnson wanted to achieve zero emissions in the country by 2050.

Industry opposes

However, they have already expressed their disagreement with his decision in the British car industry, which is not in the best shape at the moment. They point out that a rapid transition to electromobility will mean for them the need for rapid investment within a short period of time and that jobs will also be directly threatened by the transition.

Meanwhile Great Britain has been seen as one of the driving forces in the area of sustainable development for a long time. After all, it was in London, many years ago, that an ecological tax was introduced to enter the city, while the city of York is considering a complete ban on the use of internal combustion cars until 2023.

Feb. 18, 2020 Driving photo: Profimedia

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