Nearly 2/3rds of drivers want 2030 petrol & diesel car ban: The ban on new diesel and petrol cars should be brought forward by the UK Government to 2030 according to almost 65% of UK drivers.

A survey by the Electric Vehicle Association (EVA) found, which also suggests an earlier phase-out date is believed by 96% of drivers in the UK, would have a positive impact on public health.

82% of the 1,114, drivers surveyed believe the sale of new petrol, diesel cars and vans should end before 2035 was also shown by the figures.

The survey indicates the majority of respondents of the 1,114 individuals who took part consider an earlier phase-out date as a potential positive booster for the UK economy.

Among the measures that could accelerate the switch to greener vehicles, the UK public chose the introduction of more public charging initiatives and the introduction of a scrappage scheme for petrol and diesel internal combustion engine cars.

EVA England Chair, Bridget Phelps commented: “We are at a critical juncture in our country’s automotive history.

“Climate leadership demands that we move more quickly to clean our air. Development of EVs and vans, their batteries and renewable energy will create jobs and build a path to a more sustainable economy.”

Nearly 2/3rds of drivers want 2030 petrol & diesel car ban

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