UK to ban sale of new petrol and diesel cars from 2030, say media reports

Posted: November 15, 2020 by oldbrew in Emissions, government, ideology, Travel
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Not the latest model

They may imagine this will have some sort of effect on the global climate in the long run, but even if it does it will be too small to be worth mentioning. But so-called green ideology must prevail, in the minds of most of today’s political leaders.
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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson plans to announce next week a ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars from 2030, five years earlier than previously planned, the Financial Times reported on Saturday.

Britain had originally planned to ban the sale of new petrol and diesel-powered cars from 2040, as part of efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and in February Johnson brought this forward to 2035, reports Car and Bike.

Citing unidentified industry and government figures, the FT said Johnson now intended to move the date forward again to 2030 in a speech on environmental policy he is expected to give next week.

The BBC reported a similar plan earlier on Saturday, without giving any sources. A Downing Street spokeswoman declined to comment on the reports or the content of Johnson’s upcoming speech.

The FT said the new timetable was not expected to apply to some hybrid cars which use a mixture of electric and fossil fuel propulsion and could still be sold until 2035.

An end to the sale of new petrol and diesel cars would mark a huge shift in Britain’s automotive market.

Full report here.
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Meanwhile the BBC claims carbon dioxide is a pollutant, as its reporter gleefully churns out more of it by driving an old car on a former race track.

  1. cognog2 says:

    I do wish the BBC would get things right. CO2 is NOT, repeat NOT a pollutant. It is no more a pollutant than oxygen or nitrogen. We actually produce it ourselves to keep alive. – And the plants love it.

  2. Graeme No.3 says:

    We found that if the UK’s cars went entirely electric its total carbon emissions would be cut by almost 12%. 12% of 1.5% = 0.18% Feeling better now?
    That from the “unbiased” source The Conversation, but they add;
    It’s a hypothetical scenario, but not total fantasy. The UK government plans to ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars by 2035. We are still some way off: though there were 39 million vehicles on UK roads last year, just 27,000 new electric vehicles were registered. (less than 0.07%)

    But the switch will happen, eventually.

  3. oldbrew says:

    BBC, other media and politicians don’t know this?

    Another view…

  4. tallbloke says:

  5. tallbloke says:

    People who buy new cars expect them to last more than ten years. Who’s going to buy a new car from now on?

    This kind of govt intervention is nuts. Unless they are deliberately killing the car industry.

  6. Phil Salmon says:

    Four arrows from the Uruk-hai in Tolkien’s Fellowship of the Ring, killed Boromir as he defended the fleeing hobbits. In like manner, car electrification is the fourth arrow that will kill the UK’s economy, stone cold dead. The four arrows are:
    1. Brexit
    2. Trade war with China, Russia and Iran – and now Biden’s Washington-Dublin anti-England alliance
    3. the covid19 pandemic
    4. dictating toy cars only from 2039-2035. The automobile industry will be destroyed, and individual mobility taken away, we’ll be peasants tied to the land except for an elite.

    The government in its muddle-headed stupidity will only realise when it’s far too late that the loss of tax revenue from fuel will make our welfare state abd NHS unaffordable. Bankruptcy and debt default will follow.

    Other than that, the UK has a great future.

  7. Chaswarnertoo says:

    Just how are our beloved leaders going to replace the huge tax tax from ICE cars?

  8. Chaswarnertoo says:

    Dear Graeme 3. It’s actually 12% of 5% of 1.5%. So worth it….

  9. pochas94 says:

    No more “fossil fueled” cars after 2030. Why? Because we said so.

  10. JB says:

    After hearing that Mr Schwaub WEF Houdini announced that by 2030 (32?) nobody would own anything and they would like it–

    Well this fits in and we see where its all going. It has nothing to do with climate or noxious gasses and all the rest, which are smoke screens to keep everyone occupied.

    Just look at the points of agenda 21

  11. Gamecock says:

    The British legal system confounds me.

    1. The PM can create law by making a proclamation.

    2. How can the people of 2020 have authority over the people of 2030? The people of 2030 should be able to say, “Nah, we ain’t doin’ that.”

  12. Hasbeen says:

    If these fools keep bringing the deadline for making ICE cars illegal, it wont be long before they harvest the result of their stupidity.

    They could virtue signal for all their fool laws, as long as the deadline was far enough into the future that they would no longer be looking for re election by the time their rules had resulted in catastrophe. 2030 is close enough that many will still be around.

    I wonder if the public just might show their “gratitude” in physical ways?

  13. spetzer86 says:

    You have to wonder why world governments want the people to be less mobile? Why do they want to stop people from travelling the globe?

  14. ivan says:


    It is no wonder if you read the UN Agenda 21 and Agenda 2030 manifestos. They want all the slaves people in cities where they can be controlled and locked down (the Wu-flu controls are the start of that), while the elite have free run of the world.

  15. Stephen Richards says:

    Is this his policy or his girlfriends ?

  16. oldbrew says:

    Battery trailer boom after 2030?

    A ‘rentable power bank’

    Nearly a nice pic of the tallest bridge in the world there.

  17. hunterson7 says:

    This WEF / Dr. Strangelove bs is starting to get really annoying.
    This billionaire scam needs to be crushed.
    And not a moment too soon.

  18. Stephen Richards says:

    I guess the british will have to destroy these fools at the ballot box as long as they are not using Dominion boxes

  19. Gamecock says:

    “Battery trailer boom after 2030?”

    Won’t work on a Tesla (maybe not on others). Teslas have control systems that require the power charge to be coming from their battery. They also don’t allow charging while in motion, either.

    To wit, screw the battery trailer. Put a generator on a trailer. Can’t charge while running, but you can do your own recharging where ever, not dependent on finding a public charging station.

    Tesla tightly controls their technology and access to it. Other brands might be amenable to a designed energy trailer. Seems like a simple solution to the long trip range problem.

  20. Bo says:

    Gamecock – is the UK government going to outlaw petrol and diesel EV rechargers too? And petrol and diesel recharger rechargers…?? How silly is this government?

  21. Graeme No.3 says:


    Quite silly enough for any ‘Green’ idea to be enthusiastically accepted.

  22. saighdear says:

    ….and what about the engine manufacturers? and ligh Commercial vehicles / dualpurpose vehicles… Life as normal and we’ll all then be using those to get around in? So waht’s the problem? we’ll just all go out and by VW Transportersvand Mitsu Twincabs etc. Landrovers…( what are they ?). so no more caravansor horses either – how to get them around the place…..Just ‘cos Boris has his own filly…

  23. Phoenix44 says:

    Can anybody explain what new science has appeared, been reviewed, been replicated and discussed since February? Otherwise why the change?

  24. oldbrew says:

    Pay as you go…

    UK plans to charge motorists for every mile they drive to fill £40billion tax hole left by the switch to electric cars
    Date: 16/11/20 Daily Mail

  25. Bob Tisdale says:

    Thanks, Tallbloke. The photo of the antique electric car and the notes made me laugh.


  26. Sunface says:

    Ha ha, Can you imagine the police and traffic police using EV’s when the power runs out while in hot pursuit. Johnson needs his head red[carrie keeps it red].

  27. Dave Ward says:

    “Can you imagine the police and traffic police using EV’s when the power runs out while in hot pursuit”

    I recently read about an electric ambulance trial going on. I think the range was quoted at about 100 miles, but whether this includes all the power hungry lights and equipment is not clear. Can you imagine the outcry if a patient dies before reaching hospital due to the battery going flat? Heartless I may be, but the sooner this happens the better, as it might just make our “Leaders” see sense…

  28. tom0mason says:

    BoJo, the voice of the NWO globalists in government, explain

  29. ivan says:

    All that policy does is encourage people to keep their older cars longer – my 1994 4×4 is still going strong and meets the annual transport test requirements so I will keep on using it. I suspect there are many others like me prepared to do just that. The only people it might concern are the yuppies that must have a new car every year or two, they might learn eventually.

  30. Gamecock says:

    It’s also propaganda: suggesting that the bizarro world they predict is possible.

    But, wait! They pulled it off in Cuba: no new American cars or parts sold to Cuba since ~1959. It is a rolling car museum.

    Some would probably like England to be nothing but a museum.

  31. oldbrew says:

    Tesla Supercharging now more expensive than petrol refuelling
    Date: 16/11/20 Which Car

    Tesla’s “less than the cost of petrol” claim no longer cuts the mustard
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    😭 for Tesla people

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