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Climate Change Committee recommend 2032 end date for diesel and petrol vehicles

Climate Change Committee recommend 2032 end date for diesel and petrol vehicles
Posted On By Sam Allibone

The Committee on Climate Change’s annual report to HM Government provides advice and direction to Parliament on delivering an economic recovery that accelerates the transition to a cleaner, net-zero emissions future.

The report suggests that the Department for Transport (DfT) brings forward the ban on new petrol/diesel and plug-in hybrid car/van sales to 2032, rather than the current aim of 2035.

The report recommends that the DfT reinforces the 2032 end date by introducing a Zero Emission Vehicle Mandate, requiring sales to be zero-carbon, reaching 100% by 2032, if not before.

Further recommendations to support EV infrastructure to ensure it is not a barrier to electric vehicle sales for individuals without access to off- street parking, and implement recommendations from the EV Energy Taskforce.

The report also urges the DfT to set more ambitious UK regulations on new car/van CO2 between now and 2030, backed by a rigorous real- world testing regime.