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Petrol and diesel new car ban consultation - hear your views

February 25, 2020

The Government has opened its consultation to bring an end to the sale of new petrol and diesel cars and vans from 2035, or earlier. Also, the Government aim to include hybrid and plug-in hybrid in the new proposals. The Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps told BBC that it could be introduced from 2032, subject to consultation. This reflects the Independent Committee on Climate Change’s advice on what is needed in order for the UK to end its contribution to climate change by 2050.

The proposals relate to new cars and vans - owners of existing petrol, diesel and hybrid cars and vans will still be able to use these vehicles and buy and sell them on the used market. The Government said it is interested in views on:

  • The phase out date
  • The definition of what should be phased out
  • Barriers to achieving the above proposals
  • The impact of these ambitions on different sectors of industry and society
  • What measures are required by government and others to achieve the earlier phase out date

Responses should be sent to

Or by post at:

Consultation Response

Office for Low Emission Vehicles

Zones 3/29-33

33 Horseferry Road



The consultation closes at the end of Friday 29 May, 2020.

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