Consultation outcome overview: Consulting on ending the sale of new petrol, diesel and hybrid cars and vans

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Detail of outcome

Outcome and response to the ending the sale of new petrol, diesel and hybrid cars and vans. The main outcomes were that:

  1. The phase out date for the sale of new petrol and diesel cars and vans will be brought forward to 2030.
  2. From 2035, all new cars and vans must be fully zero emission at the tailpipe.

Released 10 March 2021.

We have set out significant milestones towards our petrol and diesel phase out dates in Transitioning to zero emission cars and vans: 2035 delivery plan, which was published on 14 July 2021.

Original consultation

Summary

Consultation on ending the sale of new petrol, diesel and hybrid cars and vans by 2035 or earlier if a faster transition appears feasible.

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Consultation description

Government is seeking views on bringing forward the end to the sale of new petrol, diesel and hybrid cars and vans from 2040 to 2035, or earlier if a faster transition appears feasible.

We are asking for views on:

  • the phase out date
  • the definition of what should be phased out
  • barriers to achieving the above proposals
  • the impact of these ambitions on different sectors of industry and society
  • what measures are required by government and others to achieve the earlier phase out date

Documents

Published 20 February 2020
Last updated 14 July 2021 + show all updates
  1. The government response, Transitioning to zero emission cars and vans: 2035 delivery plan, has been published.

  2. Consultation outcome and response added.

  3. Consultation extended until 11:45pm on 31 July 2020.

  4. First published.