From Motor Biscuit:
Even though Motorbiscuit is an enthusiast site first, you need to be tight with your friends and tighter with your enemies; so we present this as a public service and not an endorsement. The UK wants to ban ALL private vehicles by 2050 to meet Britain’s carbon-neutral goal.....MORE
We don’t mean just combustion engine vehicles. They want to eliminate ALL private vehicles, be they trucks, cars, or EVs. Everything. The recommendation comes from a bi-partisan group called the Science and Technology Select Committee. The committee is also recommending moving the timeline for removing combustion-powered vehicles and hybrids to 2035 from its current target year of 2040.
Why EVs Too?
The report includes EVs because, though they do not pollute per se, the plants that manufacture the cars and components that go into EVs are polluting to some extent. It says, “Although ultra-low emissions vehicles generate very little emissions during use, their manufacture generates substantial emissions.”
Though these are only recommendations and are not mandated by law, they hold a lot of weight within the UK. Not to scare you further but the report continues, “In the long-term widespread personal vehicle ownership, therefore, does not appear to be compatible with the significant decarbonization. The Government should not aim to achieve emissions reductions simply by replacing existing vehicles with lower-emissions versions.”...