August 01, 2017 at 9:47 AM
A study by environmental and aid organisations suggests that banning new petrol and diesel cars in 2030 instead of the current 2040, could halve UK oil imports.
As part of its efforts to tackle climate change and air pollution, the government has announced plans to ban the sale of petrol and diesel cars and vans by 2040.
But the report by Green Alliance and supported by environmental groups, says stronger ambition for all new cars and vans to produce zero emissions by 2030 may reduce UK oil imports by up to 51% in 2035 compared to current projections, as well as cut pollution and boost investment in UK infrastructure, such as charging points.
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