Government rejects calls to pull EV target date forward to 2032

The UK government has rejected recommendations from MPs to bring forward the target date to end the sale of petrol and diesel cars in the UK to 2032, insisting its original 2040 target strikes the “right balance” between environmental ambitions and what is feasible for the auto market.

In October MPs on the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee released a report declaring the 2040 target “vague and unambitious”, instead arguing for a “clear precise target” for ensuring sales of all new cars and vans are zero emission by 2032.

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