The 2030 ban on petrol and diesel vehicles.
The government is enacting a ban on the sale of petrol and diesel vehicles beginning in 2030. We will provide you with the necessary information regarding what will occur following the 2030 ban.
Why is the ban happening?
The short answer is climate change; petrol and diesel vehicles emit large amounts of carbon dioxide, which is a major factor in combating climate change.
Will you still be able to drive your petrol / diesel vehicle after 2030?
As of now, nothing has been announced claiming that petrol/diesel vehicles will be illegal on the road after 2030; it's just the sales of the vehicles so you’re all set to continue driving them. Keep in mind that you can still buy a diesel/diesel car in 2030; it's just after the ban takes effect.
What if you have a hybrid?
Hybrids will be phased out in the same way that petrol and diesel are. However, the year for hybrids is 2035, 5 years after petrol and diesel. Hybrids must also pass a certain test before they can be sold.
Electric vehicle purchases are rising!
In some months of 2021 electric cars have been outselling diesel cars however, 2022 is set to be the first year where electric cars will out sell diesel cars completely. Electric cars have an estimate of selling over 260,000 whereas diesel cars have an estimate of selling 221,000.
Will electric cars get cheaper?
Electric cars are currently significantly more expensive than petrol/diesel cars, so many people will opt for the less expensive option for the time being. However, in the coming years, the price of full-battery cars is expected to fall, making them more affordable to a wider range of people.
If you haven't already looked into getting an electric car, now is the perfect time to start with the new laws being introduced. This is a significant step forward in the fight against climate change. Having all-electric vehicles will significantly reduce the amount of carbon monoxide produced, improving the overall climate of the planet.