20 Nov 2020: UK to ban sale of petrol, diesel cars from 2030
The sale of new petrol and diesel cars and vans in the United Kingdom will be banned within a decade as part of a 10-point plan for a "green industrial revolution" in the country.
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced that the sale of such vehicles would be phased out by 2030. However, hybrid vehicles can be sold until 2035.
Details: Ban originally set for 2040, now expedited to 2030
In February, PM Johnson said the ban would come into effect in 2035. At the time, he had brought forward the ban - originally set for 2040 - by five years. It has now been expedited to 2030.
According to Johnson, the green industrial revolution in the UK could help generate as many as 250,000 new jobs in sectors like transport, energy, and technology.