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Only electric cars can be sold from 2040, government is set to announce

UK Government set to announce all new cars sold from 2040 must be electrified

"Germany, India, the Netherlands and Norway are all considering bans by 2030 or sooner", Ms Hamid said in a statement.

The Government also revealed today that local councils will be able to bring in charging zones for dirty vehicles, as part of an expected £255 million package to help speed up local measures to deal with pollution from diesel vehicles.

The demand for electric, hybrid or hydrogen cars is "growing but still very low" because consumers are not convinced "by prices, the range proposed and the question of recharging stations", he stresses.

Within the paper, the government suggests that measures such as changes to road layouts at congested areas, retrofitting vehicles to use less-polluting powertrains and encouraging the use of public transport should be explored by local authorities.

Vehicle dealers' hopes of a scrappage scheme to help usher motorists into newer, cleaner cars in the meantime do not look likely to emerge initially, however. Is it about more than climate change? Campaign group ClientEarth warned that health issues "caused by exposure to illegal air pollution are happening now, so we need urgent action".

"Battery electric vehicles are actually simpler than diesel and petrol cars; it is just the battery cost and the scale of production that makes them expensive". In fact, around 60% of vehicles on the road are diesel powered, and about 45% of private cars.

Electric auto sales in the United Kingdom are at record levels, but still only account for around 1% of all new cars sales.

Nearly all of the big manufacturers have pure-electric cars under development or already on sale, and many see mild and plug-in hybrids as an efficient stopgap.

"With or without this announcement, the days of governments across Europe relying on Fuel Excise Duty as a key source of taxation are ending; a decline that I first observed in a publication in 2002". And in the United Kingdom, at least, we now have a date for when that will really start to hit home: 2040.

London mayor Khan is concerned that the government's commitment isn't enough, and that steps needed to be taken before 2040 to tackle the problem. As a matter of fact, electric cars and clean air was a part of the election, and it was a part of the conservative platform during this year's election.

Although a similar plan has not yet been mooted for Australia, the British move does at least ensure a more open supply of right hand drive electric vehicles thanks to Britain's standing as the world's largest consumer of right-hand-drive models.

The Department of Transport argue that Ireland already has strong characteristics for electric vehicles including a relatively short distance between our cities, a mild climate and a single electricity network company.

Emerging trends in petrol engine usage in the hybrid domain in coming decades will determine the components required to build them, and the performance characteristics of the resins employed, most importantly heat resistance.

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