The UK Government will ban the sale of new petrol- or diesel-powered cars or vans from 2030. Petrol-electric or diesel-electric hybrids with capability to drive a significant distance (yet to be defined) with zero emissions will be permitted until 2035. From 2035 all new cars and vans will have to be fully zero-emission at the tailpipe. While this does not currently include larger vehicles, some local authorities are already imposing bans or charges for access by any vehicles except those classed as ultra-low emission or “zero-emission” vehicles.

Operators of small goods and passenger vehicles must urgently start to explore their options if they have not already done so and those who run larger vehicles may also wish to do so.

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