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Britain Will Ban Selling Petrol And Diesel Cars By 2030


Britain’s Prime Minister plans “a green recovery with high-skilled jobs”.

Dailycsr.com – 30 November 2020 – Britain has informed that “new petrol and diesel” vehicles’ sale will be banned in the country from 2020, whereby brining the date five years earlier than “previously planned” under Prime Minister, Bris Johnson’s “green revolution” with the aim of turning “net zero by 2050”.
At present, Britain’s Prime Minister is dealing with deadly crisis set off by COVID-19, trade negotiations of Brexit along with the “departure of his most senior adviser”, while he wants to highlight his “green credentials” to reset the government. In Johnson’s word:
“Now is the time to plan for a green recovery with high-skilled jobs that give people the satisfaction of knowing they are helping to make the country cleaner, greener and more beautiful”.
Last year, Britain was the first G7 country to introduce a law for achieving “net zero emission target by 2050” whereby calling for “wholesale changes” in the way Britons live. On the whole, the plan would be mobilising government money worth “12 billion pounds” while nearly three times more than that comes from the private sector. Moreover, this will also create “250,000 highly skilled green jobs by 2030”.
According to Reuters report:
“The plan offers 582 million pounds in grants for those buying zero or ultra-low emission vehicles to make them cheaper to buy, which was welcomed by auto industry group SMMT”.
While, one of SMMT’s statement read:
“Success will depend on reassuring consumers that they can afford these new technologies”.
Furthermore, it also reminded that the sector will have to face an “immense challenge” with the new deadline. While, the industry on the whole “broadly welcomes” the new development. The Confederation of British Industry’s “acting director”, Josh Hardie added:
“It gives a springboard to the huge opportunities for UK-wide investment and green jobs that a true low-carbon economy can bring”.