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U.K. Lawmakers Call for Ban on Polluting Cars in 14 Years

Sunday 21/October/2018 - 02:17 PM
Sada El Balad
Edit by: Mohamed Emad

Britain should ban gasoline and diesel fueled cars by 2032 to speed up a shift toward zero-emissions vehicles، a panel of lawmakers from the main parties in Parliament said، according to Bloomberg.

The Business Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee in the House of Commons said the government should implement the ban by 2032، eight years earlier than the current target، and that failing to do so would undermine promises to reduce air pollution by over two thirds by 2050.

Britain should ban gasoline and diesel fueled cars by 2032 to speed up a shift toward zero-emissions vehicles، a panel of lawmakers from the main parties in Parliament said.

The Business Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee in the House of Commons said the government should implement the ban by 2032، eight years earlier than the current target، and that failing to do so would undermine promises to reduce air pollution by over two thirds by 2050.


The recommendations indicate pressure on Prime Minister Theresa May to step up efforts on protecting the environment. While the government has said it wants to be a world leader in rolling out electric cars، the panel said that ambition will require more support for companies to deploy the charging infrastructure necessary to spur a shift away from fossil fuels in transportation.

“For all the rhetoric of the U.K. becoming a world leader in EVs، the reality is that the government’s deeds do not match the ambitions of their words،” said Rachel Reeves، chair of the Business Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee. “The U.K. government’s targets on zero-emissions vehicles are unambitious and vague، giving little clarity or incentive to industry or the consumer to invest in electric cars.”

The report released by the panel on Friday titled “Electric vehicles: driving the transition” called on government to increase investment and ease consumers’ concerns over switching to a zero emission vehicle.

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