Petrol and diesel car sales should be banned by 2032, committee says

The UK’s “unambitious” target ban of 2040 must be brought forward to 2032, the BEIS committee has warned.

Such a ban on new petrol and diesel car sales would bring it in line with Scotland’s plans.

The UK is a world leader on electric cars, ranked fourth globally in sales last year.

But that status was at risk due to the government being too vague on its targets, the committee warned.

In its report published today, the committee said a lack of clarity over the 2040 targets left industry in the dark.

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