Government denies mulling hybrid ban

The Department for Transport has denied reports that the government is considering plans under which new hybrid cars would have to be able to travel emission-free for 50 miles from 2040

Plug-in hybrids, such as the Mitsubishi PHEV, are becoming a more common right. Photograph: Mariordo CC BY-SA 2.0
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV can travel a distance of up to 33 miles in pure EV mode, putting it in breach of the possible future ban

The Department for Transport has denied reports that the government is considering plans under which new hybrid cars would have to be able to travel emission-free for 50 miles from 2040.

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