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20 September 23 Press releases

Comment on 2030 delay

In light of news that the UK Government is set to push back the ban on the sale of petrol and diesel cars by five years to 2035, Ian Plummer, commercial director of Auto Trader, had the following to say:


 

Pushing back the 2030 ban on new petrol and diesel sales by five years is a hugely retrograde step which puts politics ahead of net zero goals. This U-turn will cause a huge headache for manufacturers, who are crying out for clarity and consistency, and it is hardly going to encourage the vast majority of drivers who are yet to buy an electric car to make the switch.

Key spokesperson

Ian Plummer

Commercial Director

CONNECT

Rather than grasp the challenge and use the tax system to ease concerns over affordability, the Prime Minister has taken the easy option with one eye on polling day.”


 

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