Should new petrol and diesel cars be banned?

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UK Government ministers this week announced that new diesel and petrol cars will be banned from 2040 in a bid to tackle air pollution.

The Government was ordered by the High Court to produce a comprehensive clean air strategy by the end of this month – with other measures proposed including a fund to help councils tackle emissions.

Campaigners have welcomed the initial plans, but said more information is needed, and some had hoped a ban would be brought in sooner.

But do you think that new petrol and diesel cars should be banned from the roads? Please leave a comment below.

26th July 2017 by Gareth Jones 2 Comments

Should new petrol and diesel cars be banned?

Poll results (total votes: 367)

Should new petrol and diesel cars be banned?
Answer:
Yes
Votes:
38
Ratio:
10.35%
Answer:
No
Votes:
329
Ratio:
89.65%

Comments

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31st July 2017 by Helena

This is not a UKtory initiative as is made out. It is an EU directive and some, at least, EU countries are implementing this by 2020-2030. The UK government have a very bad record on the environment and in fact air pollution has risen massively since 2010. The fact that the UKgovernment have underinvested in public transport and have done the opposite to reducing car usage, is a disgrace. By 2040, it will be too late for the UK at the rate at which the Westminster government are taking things not to mention Brexit which may well give the brexiters a license to do even less to reduce pollution.Some may be fooled into thinking that this is a positive UK tory government policy, it certainly is not.

1st August 2017 by Mr Colin Oswald

The idea that electric cars can replace petrol and diesel cars for price and range in the foreseeable future is nonsense. Perhaps when affordable technology is available but certainly not before.