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Electric vehicles a must: UK to ban sale of petrol, diesel cars from 2040

Govt has been under pressure to take measures to reduce air pollution after losing legal cases

Reuters  |  London 

Britain's government will announce on Wednesday that it will ban the sale of petrol- and diesel-fuelled cars from 2040 when all vehicles must be fully electric as part of a plan to clean up air pollution, newspapers reported on Tuesday. The reported move follows a similar announcement earlier this month by the French government. No one was immediately available for comment at Britain's environment ministry which was due to make the announcement, according to the newspaper reports. The Times said the sale of new hybrid vehicles that have an electric motor combined with ...

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First Published: Wed, July 26 2017. 09:47 IST