A new step taken by the government today, by setting a date for banning the sale of new cars that run on gasoline and diesel and replacing them with electric ones, within the framework of the plan set by the government to address climate change.
The British government has announced that the sale of new petrol and diesel cars will be banned after 2030, as part of Prime Minister Boris Johnson's plan to tackle climate change.
The move was supposed to be implemented from 2040, but the date was brought forward under Boris Johnson's 10-point plan.
Currently less than 1 per cent of cars on UK roads are entirely electric, so the prime minister's plan to end the sale of new petrol and diesel cars will require massive investment in the infrastructure needed for electric vehicles.
The head of the Automobile Association of Britain, Edmund King, noted that only about 6 percent of local authorities have installed charging facilities for electric cars in residential areas.
He added: "Everyone wants to switch to electric cars, but you can't just pick a date (randomly) to implement it. We need better infrastructure.
Especially for a third of the people who can't charge at home. We also need a better supply of (electric) cars that have to be affordable."