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Electric dream: Britain to ban new petrol and hybrid cars from 2035

Posted: 04 Feb 2020, 18:19
by Steve30000
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-clim ... SKBN1ZX2RY

Britain will ban the sale of new petrol, diesel and hybrid cars from 2035, five years earlier than planned, in an attempt to reduce air pollution that could herald the end of over a century of reliance on the internal combustion engine.

“We have to deal with our CO2 emissions,” Johnson said at a launch event for COP26 at London’s Science Museum on Tuesday. “As a country and as a society, as a planet, as a species, we must now act.”

Maybe they could make it happen much sooner if they got the manufacturers to put their ridiculous prices down on these electric cars.

If people could afford it, they'd buy an electric car, rather than an ice one..

Re: Electric dream: Britain to ban new petrol and hybrid cars from 2035

Posted: 04 Feb 2020, 18:26
by Sunderland Nut
I am all for this. However, I need a new car now and can't afford the new technology as it stands now otherwise I would do my bit.

Re: Electric dream: Britain to ban new petrol and hybrid cars from 2035

Posted: 05 Feb 2020, 11:38
by blockheed
Sunderland Nut wrote:
04 Feb 2020, 18:26
I am all for this. However, I need a new car now and can't afford the new technology as it stands now otherwise I would do my bit.
Go on man, put your hand in your pocket.

Re: Electric dream: Britain to ban new petrol and hybrid cars from 2035

Posted: 05 Feb 2020, 14:14
by thingamajig
New car :o

Re: Electric dream: Britain to ban new petrol and hybrid cars from 2035

Posted: 05 Feb 2020, 15:58
by Nockya
I wonder what arrangements there are for classic cars.

Re: Electric dream: Britain to ban new petrol and hybrid cars from 2035

Posted: 09 Feb 2020, 21:48
by Steve30000
Sunderland Nut wrote:
04 Feb 2020, 18:26
I am all for this. However, I need a new car now and can't afford the new technology as it stands now otherwise I would do my bit.
They need to make it more affordable. These electric car prices are ridiculous

Re: Electric dream: Britain to ban new petrol and hybrid cars from 2035

Posted: 10 Feb 2020, 04:41
by thingamajig
Steve30000 wrote:
09 Feb 2020, 21:48

They need to make it more affordable.
There was a government grant of £4,500 but the scheme proved too popular so they cut it to £3,500.

Re: Electric dream: Britain to ban new petrol and hybrid cars from 2035

Posted: 10 Feb 2020, 06:59
by Steve30000
thingamajig wrote:
10 Feb 2020, 04:41
Steve30000 wrote:
09 Feb 2020, 21:48

They need to make it more affordable.
There was a government grant of £4,500 but the scheme proved too popular so they cut it to £3,500.
That isn't enough imo. Most of these cars will go for 30 grand, even the average ones.

Re: Electric dream: Britain to ban new petrol and hybrid cars from 2035

Posted: 10 Feb 2020, 15:00
by thingamajig
Steve30000 wrote:
10 Feb 2020, 06:59

That isn't enough imo. Most of these cars will go for 30 grand, even the average ones.
There should have been a third off or similar but I think maybe they are trying to get a manageable balance of things, at least that's what it looks like.

Re: Electric dream: Britain to ban new petrol and hybrid cars from 2035

Posted: 11 Feb 2020, 16:05
by Nockya
That's the problem though. Nobody can afford the flipping things so to hell with it. Well that seems to be it like.