Home Business NewsBusinessAutomotive News Government ‘moving the goalposts’ on petrol and diesel

Government ‘moving the goalposts’ on petrol and diesel

by LLB Editor
4th Feb 20 9:35 am

Car industry body the SMMT says government plans to bring forward a ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars to 2035 are “moving the goalposts”.

Mike Hawes, SMMT chief executive said the move was “extremely concerning”.

“A date without a plan will merely destroy value today.

“So we therefore need to hear how government plans to fulfil its ambitions in a sustainable way, one that safeguards industry and jobs, allows people from all income groups and regions to adapt and benefit, and, crucially, does not undermine sales of today’s low emission technologies, including popular hybrids, all of which are essential to deliver air quality and climate change goals now.”

Leave a Comment

You may also like


Sign up to our daily news alerts

[ms-form id=1]