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5 things you need to know about the 2030 petrol/diesel car ban

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We have seen panic from car buyers worried about the 2030 ban on traditional combustion engine vehicles. We get asked several questions on a daily basis so we thought we would answer the most common questions here. 

As part of the Government's green initiative, the sale of new petrol and diesel vehicles will be banned from 2030 and hybrid vehicles will follow closely after in 2035. 

There may even be a faster conversion if it is feasible. We plan to stay abreast of the Electric vehicle news on our electric and hybrid information hub, but in the meantime, here's the answers to the most common questions about the 2030 petrol/diesel ban. 

The ban is part of the UK's efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve air quality. Britain has a target to cut greenhouse gases to net zero by 2050.

No - the ban is on production of new petrol or diesel cars. Any petrol or diesel car purchased before the ban will still be legal, you just won't be able to purchase a brand new petrol/diesel car after the ban comes into effect.

It is likely that resale values of petrol/diesel values will take a hit as we get closer to the cut off date and demand falls and larger cities start to introduce low-emission zones in the run up to the 2030 ban. 

The production of new hybrid vehicles is likely to come in around 2035. All versions of hybrid engine, including plug-in hybrid, self-charging hybrid and mild hybrid will be affected, as they still use a combustion engine for parts of the drive. 

Yes you can convert your current engine to an electric engine, however this comes with a big price tag. It could cost anywhere up to £60,000 depending on your car and it will be classed as a modified vehicle which could affect your car insurance premium. 

16 December 2020

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