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BRITAIN TO BAN SALE OF FOSSIL FUEL VEHICLES BY 2040

07/31/2017

The British government committed to ban the sale of diesel and gas vehicles from 2040 to curb rising levels of nitrogen oxide. The government said the move, which will include hybrid vehicles, was needed because of the impact that poor air quality has on human health. The government was urged to introduce taxes for vehicles to enter clean air zones but the government sees the option as a last resort. Britain’s air quality package also includes £1 billion in ultra-low emissions vehicles, including investing nearly £100 million in the UK’s charging infrastructure and funding the ”plug-in car” and “plug-in grant” schemes. For the full story see https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jul/25/britain-to-ban-sale-of-....