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The Government has opened its consultation on bringing forward the end of to the sale of petrol, diesel and hybrid cars and vans from 2040 to 2035 or earlier.

Earlier this month, the prime minister announced the plan to bring the ban forward to 2035 and a week later transport secretary, Grant Shapps, suggested the ban could be brought forwards to 2035, in line with Scotland.

Exhaust Pollution

The proposals relate to new cars and vans – owners of existing petrol, diesel and hybrid cars and vans will still be able to use these vehicles and buy and sell them on the used market.

The Government said it is interested in views on:

  • The phase out date
  • The definition of what should be phased out
  • Barriers to achieving the above proposals
  • The impact of these ambitions on different sectors of industry and society
  • What measures are required by government and others to achieve the earlier phase out date

Responses should be sent to

Or by post to:

Consultation Response

Office for Low Emission Vehicles

Zones 3/29-33

33 Horseferry Road



The consultation closes on 29 May 2020.