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Britain to ban sale of new diesel and gasoline cars by 2040

Britain to ban sale of new diesel and gasoline cars by 2040

The best electric cars are credible alternatives to their diesel and petrol counterparts, and cost little to run.

Some carmakers - Daimler, for instance - have committed to producing diesel-powered vehicles in the years ahead, while others - notably Volvo - plan to sell no cars after 2019 that are exclusively fossil-fuel powered.

The move is one of a series of measures aimed at reducing emissions in the United Kingdom and is contained in a new air quality plan.

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders - which represents the views of the motor industry - CEO Mike Hawes has cautioned that the automotive sector could be "undermined" if the industry was not given enough time to adapt to the new policy. Two of the continent's healthiest markets for new cars have now set rules that will ban sales of gasoline- and diesel-powered cars beginning in 2040. Under this new regulation, automakers will still be able to sell internal-combustion powered cars, as long as they are hybrids in some capacity.

The Mail added: "Experts warn that when sales of new petrol, diesel and hybrid vehicles are banned, we will need the equivalent of to six nuclear power plants or 100,000 new wind turbines to keep Britain moving".

British motorists who buy an electric vehicle in the United Kingdom at the moment can benefit from up to £4,500 towards their low-emissions vehicle.

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The decision for the United Kingdom was brought on in part by the strict emission rules of the European Union that must be followed by the country even as it readies to leave the 28-nation bloc. "This will allow the government to require the installation of charge points for electric vehicles at motorway service areas and large fuel retailers, and to make it even easier to use electric vehicle chargepoints across the United Kingdom". We are a relatively small part of a larger problem.

But others are in favor of Germany taking action more rapidly, with a member of Merkel's Christian Democrats saying the country should start phasing out petrol and diesel soon.

Poor air quality has been linked to many deaths in recent years. The plan is to urge local jurisdictions to reduce emissions first, by fitting diesel vehicles with filters, changing road layouts and removing speed humps.

About 40,000 deaths are recorded in Britain yearly and are attributable to outdoor air pollution, according to a study published past year by the Royal College of Physicians. Today's decision represents a more ambitious update to last month's Queen's Speech, which said the government would set a target for nearly every auto and van to be zero emission by 2050.

"In 2016, sales of alternatively fuelled vehicles (AFVs) experienced a huge increase, with demand up 22% across the year, and 10,000 motorists choosing to go pure electric". According to analysis from Bloomberg New Energy Finance, almost 80 percent of cars purchased in the U.K.by 2040 would be electric under existing policies.

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