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U.K. Set to Ban New Petrol and Diesel Car Sales in 2030, FT Says

The U.K. will move up a planned ban on the sale of new diesel and petrol cars to 2030, the Financial Times reported on Saturday, as part of the government’s plan to promote the use of electric cars.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson had earlier said the current ban on selling new petrol or diesel cars would be brought forward from 2040 to 2035. The date is now expected to be set for the end of the decade and Johnson will likely announce the change next week, the FT said.