UK Will Ban Sales of New Cars Run Only On Fossil Fuel In 2030
Prime Minister's Green Plan to Cause a Challenge for Automobile Industry Due To a Sudden Deadline Of 2030
It has been announced by the government of the United Kingdom to ban sales of new cars in the year 2030 that are only compatible to be working with fossil fuels. This recent initiative has been designed to help reduce the excessive pollution caused by fossil fuel vehicles, which is earlier than any other developed economic country, which would also help in the recovery of the country’s economic recession experienced in the previous several months due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Increased carbon emission due to fossil fuel consumption
In a public statement provided by the United Kingdom government, they had announced to ban sales of new cars, sports utility vehicles, and vans that are primarily using diesel or gasoline to function, five years prior to their initial planning regarding banning fossil fuel vehicles across the region.
This decision has made the United Kingdom the first G7 country in an attempt to decarbonize road transportation. All sales regarding the selling of cars with hybrid technology would be allowed to continue till 2035, as that vehicle is able to function as fossil fuel along with battery charge.
The United Kingdom to ban sales of new cars that function on fossil fuel is a part of the broader initiative announced by the Prime Minister of UK Boris Johnson named ‘green industrial revolution’, that included government investment of up to $16 billion. It is anticipated by the government that the private sector would be able to provide the required funds over three times the amount after banning fossil fuel cars.
Boris Johnson stated in a press conference that although the path taken by this year has been completely different from the one which was being expected by everyone in the initial few weeks of the year.
The government of the United Kingdom is taking this opportunity to look forward to the betterment of the future and seizing this prospect to rehabilitate the planet and work towards building back a green environment. The recovery of both the region’s economy and the entire planet requires synchronized motion, due to which the first step taken is to ban sales of new cars that run on fossil fuel.
To pick up the pace of sales for cleaner vehicles, the United Kingdom government has announced to spend $1.7 billion on specified electric vehicle charging points along with investing $664 million in the development and production of electric car batteries, along with banning fossil fuel cars across the region. Around $773 million would be used in subsidies for vehicles that make low emission or zero-carbon discharge, which would be cheaper in the price for the general population.
Challenge for the automobile industry due to sudden 2030 deadline
The aggressive and sudden deadline to the automobile industry regarding ban sales of new cars that uses fossil fuel would pose multiple problems, which has been hobbled previously by years of uncertainty over the nation’s departure from the European Union and the economic recession experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The production of new cars have decreased dramatically, and the British automobile has also been warned that if they were unable to strike an agreement with the European Union before the end of the month of December, it would cost them around $62.5 billion that would be required to pay over the course of the next five years.
The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders chief executive, Mike Hawes said in a public statement that the industry also shares the same ambition as the government to ban sales of new cars that function by consumption of gasoline or diesel, to decarbonize the emission from road transport and are very much looking forward to the journey.
But the new deadline provided by the United Kingdom government provides an immense challenge to the entire industry, as it requires time and manpower before the government ban petrol cars.