Today the UK Government revealed that they will be joining Paris in banning diesel and petrol cars from the roads.
But instead of doing that by 2020, the UK government has added an extra 20 years to that date, revealing that they will ban the sale of new diesel and petrol cars in the UK from 2040.
After that ban has been introduced all new vehicles will either have to be electric or hybrid-based vehicles.
And for those who keep their old diesel vehicle, the UK Government said that they will be introducing new pollution taxes for diesel running vehicles, this is in an effort to get those people who keep their cars to switch to a new more environmentally friendly one.
In order to help with the move, the Government will be holding a consultation in the autumn to find the best way to introduce a possible scrappage scheme that will make it easier for drivers to scrap the most polluting vehicles on the road.
Despite this, they have warned local councils about “unfairly penalising” drivers of diesel cars, since they were previously encouraged to buy them under the previous Labour government according to the Conservatives.
It will certainly be interesting to see how this plays out.
We will be sure to update you as it develops.