Ban on sales of new petrol and diesel cars and vans brought forward to 2030

Sales of new petrol and diesel cars and vans will be phased out by 2030, Boris Johnson has confirmed as he set out his 10-point plan for a “green industrial revolution”. The move brings the ban on new conventional cars and vans forward by a decade, from a planned date of 2040, though the sale of hybrid vehicles will still be allowed until 2035, the Prime Minister said.