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UK to ban new petrol, diesel cars from 2040

Mayors of Paris, Madrid, Athens have said they plan to ban diesel vehicles from city centres by 2025

Reuters  |  London 

Britain will ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars from 2040 in an attempt to reduce air pollution that could herald the end of over a century of popular use of the fossil fuel-guzzling internal combustion engine. Britain’s step, which follows France, amounts to a victory for electric cars that could eventually transform the wealth of major oil producers, car industry employment and one of the icons of 20th Century capitalism: The automobile itself. The mayors of Paris, Madrid, Mexico City and Athens have said they plan to ban diesel vehicles from city centres by ...

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First Published: Thu, July 27 2017. 00:46 IST
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