In a move which follows a similar announcement by France in recent weeks, the proposals are part of the government's clean air plan and aims to improve air quality in the United Kingdom and tackle excessive levels of nitrogen dioxide in towns and cities.
Swedish carmaker Volvo has said all new models will have an electric motor from the same year.
The plans, which were dished out early to national newspapers and broadcasters, seem to downplay the likelihood of creating dozens of new Clean Air Zones-special areas in the United Kingdom where motorists with polluting vehicles would have to pay a stiff daily charge, similar to London's incoming ULEZ.
Michael Gove, the Environment Secretary, warned that "Britain can't carry on" with petrol and diesel cars because of the damage they cause to people's health and the planet.
This is merely the most recent moratorium on gasoline powered cars.
In 2017 around 4 percent of all new auto sales have been hybrids, plug-in hybrids or fully electric, with around a quarter of that figure sales of fully electric cars.
Causing asthma " This idea that we could move to all electric cars by 2040 I think is just pie in the sky".
Energy consultant group Wood Mackenzie said that it estimated about 10 percent of the passenger vehicles on British roads will be electric by 2035, leaving more than 30 million conventional vehicles still in service.
Diesel-powered cars-which pollute more Nitrogen Oxide than their gas powered counterparts-are already on their way out, and many automakers are stepping up their hybridization efforts.
Mr Barratt also said that Ford is investing in electric vehicle technology, spearheaded by a forthcoming trial of a petrol-hybrid electric van in London, which is due to take place later this year.
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And this week, German carmaker BMW said an all-electric Mini would join the fleet of vehicles produced at its Oxford, England, plant in 2019.
Britain's government has said the poor air quality has an unnecessary and avoidable negative impact on citizens' health, and costs up to $3.5 billion in annual lost productivity.
"Councils now need to see more details to make sure these plans are as effective as possible".
He said he favoured road-by-road restrictions for diesel vehicles rather than outright bans from town centres or costly vehicle scrappage schemes but did not rule them out entirely if they were local authorities' preferred options.
This follows the introduction of the London "Toxicity Charge", where the majority of pre-2006 vehicles will receive an additional charge as of the October 2017 - the toughest emission standard of any world city. As Jalopnik reported this month, the worldwide electric vehicle industry faces fundamental resource constraints like potential shortages of battery materials including lithium and particularly cobalt, which will require a lot of research into scalable alternatives.
The DOJ also confirmed today that a Canadian national arrested in Thailand was Alpha02, one of AlphaBay's admin. Dutch authorities had already seized Hansa, another another major dark web market , the previous month.
Pets at Home Group PLC presently has a consensus rating of "Hold" and an average target price of GBX 216.14 ($2.82). The insider TOUFF MICHAEL sold $2.89 million. $544,810 worth of stock was sold by McKay John D on Monday, June 5.
On Thursday, it closed just below buy range and near the session low after setting a record high of 136.41. Sales declined 12 percent to $29.6 billion, compared with $29.2 billion expected by analysts.
Taiwanese VR giant HTC has debuted a standalone spin-off to the HTC Vive virtual reality headset at ChinaJoy 2017. Think of it as HTC's rival to Samsung's Gear VR , but you don't need a phone or a PC for HTC's to work.
Protesters who disrupted the conference demanded Hodges' resignation, though Hodges said that she would not resign. The mayor eventually returned Friday evening to resume her news conference after protesters had left the room.
Former J&K Chief Minister and opposition National Conference working president Omar Abdullah reacted strongly to the incident. However, this led to a heated argument and resulted in Army men assaulting police station on Friday night.
The Border Patrol has regularly reported finding suspected immigrants inside trucks along the USA border with Mexico. Police have the truck's driver in custody and authorities don't know how long the truck was parked in the lot.
But in the end, McCarthy's version of Spicer could have hurt the Washington D.C. veteran's standing with the president . Spicer said some late night jokes about him were amusing , but didn't indicate what made him laugh.
Marriyum said that the Sharif family submitted two more documents in the court which were duly certified, verified and notarized. The prime minister directed that the facilities should be made at par with the major worldwide airports in the world.
Russia: EU says U.S. move could harm bloc's energy security
The bill has widespread support from both major parties in both Houses - making a veto a potentially unpopular political move. What does the bill do? Lawmakers passed the legislation , 419-3, clearing the far-reaching measure for action by the Senate.
Moto Z2 Force Edition and 360 Camera Moto Mod announced
Now, Lenovo's subsidiary firm is set to launch another Z2 product, the Lenovo Moto Z2 Force , with two new exciting features. You can use these dual rear cameras together to capture higher-quality photos and add blurry backgrounds to your images .
Shoplifting charges dropped against WR Lucky Whitehead
The saga came about a week after Whitehead claimed on Twitter that someone had taken his dog and was holding it for ransom . Lucky Whitehead may want to consider going by his birth name of Rodney after an extraordinary week of bad news.
OPEC & non-OPEC producers agree to curb oil output
But if this is representative of how such export cuts will be calculated, then price hikes will depend on increased demand. They dropped $1.34, or 2.7 percent, in the previous session to settle at $48.32 per barrel, the lowest close since May 12.
I killed my sister, but I don't care
A passenger is seen outside the auto , apparently waving for help, while Obdulia Sanchez kneels beside her sister on the ground. Relatives said Jacqueline was preparing for her Quincenera - fifteenth birthday celebrations celebrated by Latin Americans.
Burundi Robotics Team Reported Missing
Hundreds of people have been killed, and hundreds more have disappeared, allegedly the work of Burundi's security forces. Authorities have tried to reach out to family members of the teens back in Burundi, but have not been successful.
Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) Poses for the Camera Again
Naturally, the upcoming flagship will feature a rear- mounted fingerprint sensor, an iris scanner and face recognition. The Samsung galaxy note 8 might have a high price too, but it's highly unlikely that it will reach $1,100.
Pierce County man contracts West Nile virus
If symptoms are going to show up, they'll appear between two days and two weeks after a person is bitten by an infected mosquito. Residents with questions about West Nile can contact the Mosquito Abatement District at 985-643-5050 or 985-893-0818.
Mustard, ketchup maker French's sold in $4.2B deal
With 411 million pounds ($536 million) in sales past year , French's Foods accounted for 4 percent of Reckitt's total revenue. McCormick plans to fund the deal with a combination of equity and debt, and said it has obtained committed bridge financing.