Britain will extend the hearing of citizens on the ban of ICE

Britain will extend the hearing of citizens on the ban of ICE

April 9, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

The government will extend public consultations on the proposal to ban the sale of all new cars and vans with non-zero emissions by 2035 until July.

The UK government has extended the period during which the public can express their opinion on plans to stop selling new gasoline, diesel and hybrid cars and vans by 2035 or earlier through open consultations. Initially, the online consultation process was supposed to end in late May. However, due to the coronavirus pandemic, this end date is postponed to July 31.

In particular, the authorities are requesting information on the phase-out date, determining what should be stopped, and obstacles to implementing the proposals. He also asked respondents to consider both the measures required to achieve an earlier phase-out date and the “impact of these ambitions on various sectors of industry and society.”

Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced plans in early February as part of a UK initiative to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050. The government wants to put a ban on the sale of cars with gasoline and diesel engines not from 2040, as previously planned, but from 2035 or earlier, “if a faster transition seems feasible,” and expand it to include all cars and vans with non-zero emission. This means that the ban will include hybrids and plug-in hybrids that would initially be allowed.

The proposals have mixed responses in various sectors of the automotive industry: the society of car manufacturers and traders called them extremely alarming, and the head of Ford’s European division, Stuart Rowley, said that they “would not help.”