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New Petrol and Diesel Vehicles Sales Ban in UK from 2035

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The last date to buy a new petrol, diesel or hybrid car in the UK will be brought forward from 2040 to 2035, under government plans.

The change is being made to help Britain achieve virtually zero carbon emissions by the middle of the century.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-51366123

tumblespots
19 days ago
What do you think of this?
Sanitation1234
Sanitation123419 days ago

Thanks

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Dilligaf
Dilligaf19 days ago

Surely it will mean that people will buy older diesel and petrol cars which could potentially be even more harmful to the climate. Whoever their advisor was on this, they obviously didn't think too hard about it. They need to focus on the infrastructure to sustain electric, or other vehicles now otherwise all of this will be pointless

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tumblespots
tumblespots
Original Poster
19 days ago

Isn't it amazing, the government not giving enough thought to a decision already made! 🐞

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AgnesFaludi
AgnesFaludi19 days ago

They should help people to buy better cars. Just think about it who owns those cars....poor people

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tumblespots
tumblespots
Original Poster
19 days ago

They are too busy raking in the taxes! 🐞

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BonzoBanana
BonzoBanana19 days ago

Seems a good decision to me, it helps the car industry focus on what they are doing in the future. People will still be able to drive existing cars and many I'm sure will be on the road for a decade or more beyond that. The whole electric car industry is poorly thought out at the moment with permanent batteries. Cars should have quickly removable cells that can be swopped at service stations. It's unlikely we will ever have instant charging of batteries and its not viable for everyone to have electric cars currently. Cars need to move to an industry standard with sets of cells, i.e. 8 cells, 4 in the boot, 4 in the front etc, maybe 8kg each with maybe a permanent battery still under the passenger compartment. Current designs make no sense and are useless for long journeys.

So need to move an industry standard for removable cells and there is no sign of that currently. We also need to move to much smaller vehicles. Smaller single person vehicles should be more common.

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Caz2
Caz219 days ago

Dont know if they've thought this through...our houses go alongside of others on our street,so theres just a path,and the car park is a few yards away,so nowhere to put anything for charging for electric cars....

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tumblespots
tumblespots
Original Poster
19 days ago

It is like any government initiative, (hopefully) good intentions but both badly planned and followed through. 🐞

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BonzoBanana
BonzoBanana18 days ago

Clearly people in that situation will still be using a combustion engine I guess but there may well be parking where you work with charging points and when commercial charging points are faster and more common you will just go to a charging point. Not everyone will have the option of charging at home unfortunately.

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Caz2
Caz219 days ago

Not outside our houses anywayπŸ˜‚πŸ€”

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PhilipMarc
PhilipMarc19 days ago

So they want to be environmentally friendly? That's gonna take them ages to repair.

London for example feels very polluted whether it's the metro, buses or some automobiles driven by people themselves.

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Caz2
Caz218 days ago

And isnt that all going to use more electricityπŸ€”

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