The UK government has formally announced it will ban the sale of combustion-engine vehicles by the year 2030 as part of its “Green Industrial Revolution.”
The announcement of the UK plan came just hours after Tesla, Rivian and Uber put together their own plan to make only electric vehicles as its goal.
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said there will be exceptions under the plan.
“We’ll invest more than £2.8bn in electric vehicles, lacing the land with charging points and creating long-lasting batteries in UK giga-factories,” Johnson said in a Financial Times report. “This will allow us to end the sale of new petrol and diesel cars and vans in 2030. However, we will allow the sale of hybrid cars and vans that can drive a significant distance with no carbon coming out of the tailpipe until 2035”.
The Driven website reported on the push against fossil fuels on both