Great Nation of Britain has signified that it will ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars from 2040. This is in a bid to protect the environment, tackle climate change and promote sustainable development.
Although reports claim that Britain is not the first to schedule the implementation of the ban, France was a pioneer keyplayer in this regard. The mayors of Paris, Madrid, Mexico City and Athens have unanimously indicated that they plan to ban diesel vehicles from city centers by 2025, while the French government also aims to end the sale of new gasoline and diesel vehicles by 2040.
"There should be no new diesel or petrol vehicles by 2040," Britain's Environment Minister Michael Gove told BBC Radio.
While the ban will take effect, it will not apply to hybrid vehicles which use both petrol and electricity. Only standard combustion engine vehicles will be affected.