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Petrol and diesel car phase out

Last updated: 11 February 2022

The UK will end the sale of new petrol and diesel cars in the UK by 2030. The end of sales will be conducted in two phases: 
1) There will be a phase-out date for the sale of new petrol and diesel cars and vans brought forward to 2030. 
2) All new cars and vans will need to be fully zero emission at the tailpipe from 2035. 

Between 2030 and 2035, new cars and vans can be sold if they have the capability to drive a significant distance with zero emissions (for example, plug-in hybrids or full hybrids), and this will be defined through consultation.
The move is underpinned by over £1.8 billion to support greater uptake of zero emission vehicles for greener car journeys. 

The budget includes 1.3 billion GBP to accelerate the roll-out of chargepoints for EV in homes, streets, across the UK and on motorways across England, through grant allocations to support the deployment of rapid chargepoints. 500 million GBP of funding over the next four years through the Automotive Transformation Fund will be used to develop, design and manufacture zero emission vehicles. 

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