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

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UK to Ban sale of Petrol and Diesel Vehicles by 2040

British Prime Minister Theresa May

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.

According to Punch, the British High Court demanded the government produces plans to tackle illegal nitrogen dioxide pollution, which is largely caused by diesel emissions.

“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.

The British Minister of Environment Michael Gove is expected to present a £3 billion air pollution plan that is suspected to demand that councils by March 2018, propose measures that will reduce nitrogen dioxide levels.

The ban will also include hybrid vehicles that have an electric motor and a petrol or diesel engine.

8 Comments

  1. Bleed Blue

    July 26, 2017 at 11:21 am

    Hmmm….industry people are you hearing?

    And with Portugal recently running 4 days straight on renewable energy, let us shine our eye oh!

  2. Victor Adegoke

    July 26, 2017 at 11:33 am

    I like Country that plans ahead. This is a Country, where the system works.

  3. Tony

    July 26, 2017 at 12:11 pm

    Apparently Africa as a continent has choosen to stay behind. It’s time for us to wake up and invent not be a dumping ground and pity continent. Congrats to all those making things for Africa and instead of bring them down let’s join them to take things up. Engineers, traders, doctors, hair dresser together we think and act. Complains have not helped us.

  4. jean17

    July 26, 2017 at 2:55 pm

    Painful thing is, Africa will be the dumping ground for these cars, we and our love for Tokunbo vehicles, and it will be cheap too.

  5. Anon

    July 26, 2017 at 3:22 pm

    You know where the dumping ground will be right?

    Anyway, by then driverless cars, trains, trucks et al will be the order of the day. A.I.

  6. deal with the root cause

    July 26, 2017 at 4:32 pm

    But we need to deal with the root cuase here

    Is it someone who has not eaten or owing rent or got no job that would be thinking of invention? Poverty is too much on this side of the world

    Many have no eish bothering them so they can think straight.

    I tell you, if we were so comfy here, the churches wont be as full as they are…Die by fire, 40days fasting….too much poverty has bastardized the correct thinking of an african man. Looking for how to make ends meet today not how to plan for tomorrow

    • Laziness

      July 26, 2017 at 7:38 pm

      You are right and wrong at same time, hunger brings about innovation. Its a survival instinct natural to all men. We are relaxed even in our hunger hence the reason why there is no improvement/innovation. Real hunger will not allow one to get up but ours is not real hunger, it is laziness and comfort in the status quo.

  7. Coly

    July 26, 2017 at 10:12 pm

    Bad news for Nigeria as an oil dependent county ….. petroleum products will lose its value as Europe and America are diversifying their source of energy

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