Climate · February 5, 2020

Electric vehicles only. Britain will restrict sales of cars with internal combustion engines in 15 years

The UK leadership plans to introduce a complete ban on the sale of new cars with internal combustion engines in the United Kingdom, this applies not only to diesel and gasoline engines, but also hybrid cars from 2035, not from 2040, as previously planned.

The postponement of the date is due to the fact that otherwise Britain will not be able to fulfill its commitment to achieve a near-zero carbon dioxide emissions by 2050, according to a government source.

This initiative was launched by Prime Minister Boris Johnson, opening the year of the fight against climate change, which is to end with a UN climate summit in November. An international conference known as COP26 will take place in Glasgow. This annual UN event assesses progress in combating climate change.