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2030 Petrol and diesel ban

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UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has revealed Government’s plan to ban the sale of new purely petrol and diesel-powered cars and vans by 2030 as part of a 10-point “green recovery” plan.

However, the PM has said that the sale of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV)  that include cars and vans which can drive a significant distance on electric-only and without the need for a combustion engine will be given a five-year extension to 2025.

We are not going to stop driving petrol and diesel cars at midnight on 31 Dec 2029 and all the petrol stations close down. What we are seeing is many new models being fitted with some form of mild hybrid battery and a PHEV/ electric vehicle being added to the model line up as we speak so we are well down the road to reducing emissions.  

We need to remember that a vehicle life cycle is around 7 years so a new model released today will not see a completely new model until around 2028 so there is no need to ditch your petrol and diesel cars just yet. Remember that a new diesel or petrol car is actually very efficient and produces very little emissions compared to models produced even 5 or 6 years ago. 

Manufacturers will continue to develop and produce more hybrid and electric cars and we are seeing new versions coming to the market all the time. The infrastructure supporting these vehicles will get better with more charging points being added all the time. 

I think we might also see alternative charging methods, maybe a battery swapping system and new technologies like Hydrogen vehicles coming onto the market.

Here is the government 10 point plan to reducing the UK emissions.

The 10 point government plan

  • Offshore wind: Producing enough offshore wind to power every home, quadrupling how much we produce to 40GW by 2030, supporting up to 60,000 jobs. 
  • Hydrogen: Working with industry aiming to generate 5GW of low carbon hydrogen production capacity by 2030 for industry, transport, power and homes, and aiming to develop the first town heated entirely by hydrogen by the end of the decade. 
  • Nuclear: Advancing nuclear as a clean energy source, across large scale nuclear and developing the next generation of small and advanced reactors, which could support 10,000 jobs. 
  • Electric vehicles: Backing our world-leading car manufacturing bases including in the West Midlands, North East and North Wales to accelerate the transition to electric vehicles, and transforming our national infrastructure to better support electric vehicles. 
  • Public transport, cycling and walking: Making cycling and walking more attractive ways to travel and investing in zero-emission public transport of the future. 
  • Jet Zero and greener maritime: Supporting difficult-to-decarbonise industries to become greener through research projects for zero-emission planes and ships. 
  • Homes and public buildings: Making our homes, schools and hospitals greener, warmer and more energy-efficient, whilst creating 50,000 jobs by 2030, and a target to install 600,000 heat pumps every year by 2028. 
  • Carbon capture: Becoming a world-leader in technology to capture and store harmful emissions away from the atmosphere, with a target to remove 10MT of carbon dioxide by 2030, equivalent to all emissions of the industrial Humber today. 
  • Nature: Protecting and restoring our natural environment, planting 30,000 hectares of trees every year, whilst creating and retaining thousands of jobs. 
  • Innovation and finance: Developing the cutting-edge technologies needed to reach these new energy ambitions and make the City of London the global centre of green finance.

For the car industry and to support this acceleration, the Prime Minister has announced:

  • £1.3 billion to accelerate the rollout of charge points for electric vehicles in homes, streets and on motorways across England, so people can more easily and conveniently charge their cars. 
  • £582 million in grants for those buying zero or ultra-low emission vehicles to make them cheaper to buy and incentivise more people to make the transition. 
  • Nearly £500 million to be spent in the next four years for the development and mass-scale production of electric vehicle batteries, as part of our commitment to provide up to £1 billion, boosting international investment into our strong manufacturing bases including in the Midlands and North East.

This will help protect and create thousands of new jobs, particularly in the Midlands, North East, and North Wales. 

The PM will also launch a consultation on the phase out of new diesel HGVs to put the UK in the vanguard of zero emission freight. No date has been set yet.

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For the first time, we have seen EV and Hybrid cars outsell diesel across Europe. with diesel now officially the least popular fuel type in Europe, according to analysis of new car registrations. 

At MPH we are seeing more and more people enquire and lease EV and Hybrid vehicles. Key reasons are lower BIK tax for company drivers, perceived to be going green as a company and savings on fuel costs but going part or fully electric. 

While purchasing a new EV or PHEV is still more expensive, leasing an EV or PHEV vehicle is as cheap if not cheaper than their counterpart diesel and petrol engines and will lower BIK tax and running costs makes then an attractive proposition. 

Head over to our green vehicle page or give us a call on 01242 500255 for more details and for the latest offers

18th November 2020

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