Sales of new petrol, diesel and hybrid cars to be banned in 2035 – Keith Budden responds
A ban on selling new petrol, diesel or hybrid cars in the UK will be brought forward from 2040 to 2035.
Keith Budden, Head of Business Development at Cenex, shares his response to the news:
“The 2035 target date for the ending of the sale of non-zero emission cars and vans might seem a huge challenge to accomplish in the next 15 years, but we’ve come a long way in the last 15 years to date.
“Cenex was set up fifteen years ago to help the UK lead the transition to zero emission mobility when it seemed like a pipedream. There were no electric vehicles and no chargepoints, but with clear leadership, strong polices and the right support significant change was possible and will be again to achieve the 2035 target.
“We know that it won’t be easy but we know how to support the transition, and we know how beneficial it will be for the UKs economy, society and environment, by improving the air quality and our health, and tackling the climate emergency.
“A lot can be delivered in fifteen years however we need to see more investment in infrastructure, in support for business and fleets and we also need to see more investment in zero emission public transport and mobility services.
“We need to achieve this not just for the economy but for all our futures.”
29 Nov 2023
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