Diesel and petrol powered cars to be banned by 2040

Aidan Rennie-Jones
File photo dated 19/12/14 of traffic on the M5 motorway, Somerset. New diesel and petrol cars and vans will be banned from 2040 as part of efforts to tackle air pollution, the Government is expected to announce.
File photo dated 19/12/14 of traffic on the M5 motorway, Somerset. New diesel and petrol cars and vans will be banned from 2040 as part of efforts to tackle air pollution, the Government is expected to announce.

The government is set to announce that it will ban the sale of all new diesel and petrol cars by 2040.

This is also likely to affect hybrid vehicles that run with an electric motor and a small petrol or diesel engine. France also announced a similar plan earlier this month.