In a significant development for the automotive industry, the ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars has been postponed from 2030 to 2035, bringing the UK in line with the rest of Europe. In this blog post, we’ll explore the implications of this delay and what it means for car buyers.
In 2020, the UK government made headlines by announcing an ambitious plan to ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars by 2030. This decision was part of a broader initiative to combat climate change and reduce carbon emissions. The plan aimed to accelerate the transition to electric vehicles (EVs) and promote the adoption of cleaner, more sustainable transportation options.
However, in the face of various challenges, including concerns about the readiness of charging infrastructure and the potential economic impact on the automotive industry, the UK government decided to push back the ban to 2035.
The delay in the ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars to 2035 has several implications for customers, which can both positively and negatively affect their car-buying decisions and overall experiences. Here are some key implications for customers:
In summary, the delay in the ban on petrol and diesel car sales to 2035 gives customers more time to evaluate their options and transition to electric vehicles. It also provides them with a broader range of choices, potential cost savings, and improved infrastructure. However, customers should stay informed about technological advancements, incentives, and changes in the automotive landscape to make informed decisions that align with their preferences and priorities. Here at AMT our dedicated team can help keep you informed of these changes and plans and be there with you to plan your next car purchase.