Skip to content
Subscriber Only
Energy & Science

Banning Gas Cars by 2030 Would Meet U.K. Climate Goal

  • Bringing forward 2040 ban would help to meet net zero target
  • Making limit a decade sooner would save 90 million tons of CO2
Brexit Heartlands Are Paying the Highest Price for Coronavirus
Photographer: Anthony Devlin/Bloomberg
Updated on

The U.K. government must bring forward by a decade its ban on the sale of the most polluting cars if it wants to even come close to its climate change goals, new analysis showed.

The British government is considering toughening its ban on internal combustion engine cars in order to drive sales of electric vehicles. The move would not only cut pollution but also create a market that’ll attract manufacturers and new jobs to the U.K.