The UK government is set to confirm that more than half of all new cars sold in the country must be electric in the next five years. This decision maintains the previous goals and eliminates rumors that they may be weakened after recent policy changes.
Prime Minister Rishi Sunak recently announced a delay in banning the sale of new petrol and diesel vehicles from 2030 to 2035. This delay was attributed to concerns over a lack of public charging points and the costs associated with them. infrastructure. However, this delay has created uncertainty about the fate of the “zero-emission vehicle mandate.”
The “zero-emission vehicle mandate” is a policy that will impose fines on automakers if they fail to meet certain electric vehicle sales targets. Initially, manufacturers are expected to have 22 percent of their new car sales as electric vehicles next year, rising to 80 percent by 2030.
To address these uncertainties, government officials recently held meetings with BMW and other manufacturers. These discussions show a commitment to previously established goals, reinforcing the importance of adopting electric vehicles in the country.
The promotion of electric vehicles is in line with the UK’s goal of achieving net zero emissions by 2050. Electric vehicles have a lower environmental impact compared to conventional petrol and diesel vehicles, reducing carbon emissions and improve the quality of the vehicle.
Overall, this announcement shows the UK Government’s determination to accelerate the transition to electric vehicles, promoting a greener and more sustainable future for the country.