UK to Ban sale of Petrol and Diesel-powered vehicles by 2040

The UK has said that it will begin to ban the sale of petrol and diesel vehicles from the year 2040 in a bid to reduce air pollution.

In a bid to encourage people to buy electric vehicles are a “tall order” and will place unprecedented strain on the National Grid, motoring experts have warned.

Diesel drivers are not to blame and, to help them switch to cleaner vehicles, the government will consult on a targeted scrappage scheme, one of a number of measures to support motorists affected by local plans,” a government spokesperson said.